Local Economies - Page: 2

Breaking Bad to Jersey Shore: 7 Cities That Profited From Hit TV Shows

From the small screen to a big economic boost -- small businesses in these towns cashed in from the success of TV shows.

Jersey Shore Fire a Reminder of the Importance of Having a Tight-Knit Business Community

A devastating fire on the New Jersey boardwalk last week serves as a wakeup call to business owners everywhere.

Brian Patrick Eha

· 4 min read

Why You Might (Still) Want to Consider Launching in Detroit

Entrepreneurs in the Motor City have to deal with lackluster public services, but they also get access to cheap facilities and an unsaturated market.

Catherine Clifford

· 5 min read

Eye on 'Gig City:' How Startups Thrive in Chattanooga

With startup hubs cropping up across the U.S., we take a look at one burgeoning ecosystem to pinpoint how other city centers can spark their own entrepreneurial boom.

Kristin Luna

· 5 min read

The Man Behind a Budding Creative City

The efforts of one small-business owner are drawing young creatives to Norfolk, Va.

Jim Morrison

· 3 min read

Why Bend, Ore., Is the Next Big City for Entrepreneurship

Bend, Ore., offers serious benefits to small businesses and entrepreneurs, including growth rate, investment, government perks and lifestyle balance.

Bruce Schoenfeld

· 11 min read

Move Over, Kickstarter: Microfunding Sites Target Local Communities

Several new funding sites are emerging to give entrepreneurs and creatives the chance to realize their goals one step -- and one community -- at a time.

Brian Patrick Eha

· 6 min read

Artopolis: The State of the Creative Nation

Arts entrepreneurs won't save the day for every city, but in some spots, they're the new oil (paint) barons.

Adam Davidson

· 11 min read