Wilmington named 2nd best place to start a business

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington is one of the best places in the country to start a business, at least some folks think so and a new website agrees. According to Nerdwallet.com, Wilmington is the 2nd best place in the country for a place to start a business.

A picturesque waterfront, beautiful beaches and a thriving downtown are all great reasons to bring a business to the Port City. Some say the best reason to come here though is because the risk is worth the reward.

The website says that a growing population, a strong tourism industry and being close to the beach make it ideal for businesses. Ed Wolverton with Wilmington Downtown Inc. says there’s no shortage of resources for folks who want to start their own business, but that hasn’t always been the case

“Historically I think that Wilmington has not really been considered as a great place for entrepreneurism but it really shows that the effort has been paying dividends,” said Wolverton.

The site says Wilmington has about 15 businesses for every 100 people, which is the most on their list. Also on the list; Evansville, IN, Green Bay, WI, and the only city to beat us Boulder, Co.

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