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Entrepreneurial & Business Environment

The Indicators +

Small Business Activity: Measure of a region’s capacity to produce new startups

A region’s ability to commercialize innovation and provide an environment that supports the growth of business ventures

100

U.S. Avg.

86

90

91

92

92

93

98

102

103

109

Proprietors’ Income Share: Percentage of income in a region generated by business ownership

Business Density: Number of establishments per 1,000 employees

Business Services: Share of population employed in professional and technical services occupations

What’s different?

Since last year, we’ve revised the metric for small business activity to capture small startups with high potential.

Change in Index Value +2 points from 2014 to 2017

95 90

Augusta

10

Columbia Greenville

WinstonSalem

Lexington (KY)

2017 Midlands Regional Competitiveness Report

Greensboro Tallahassee

Knoxville

Charleston

Raleigh

85

88

88

88

2014

2015

2016

90 2017

2017 Midlands Regional Competitiveness Report  

It’s tough to define success when you’re not able to measure what it looks like. Since 2014, EngenuitySC has published the Midlands Regional...

2017 Midlands Regional Competitiveness Report  

It’s tough to define success when you’re not able to measure what it looks like. Since 2014, EngenuitySC has published the Midlands Regional...