The U.S. market that provides the best opportunities for small businesses to grow and prosper is Austin, which also finished first in On Numbers' rankings for 2011 and 2010.
Austin is known for its small business drive. The Austin City Council recently approved a resolution to allow the city to work with the Austin Independent Business Alliance on some of the goals outlined in the independent business alliance’s Local Business Manifesto.
Another three markets from the South — Raleigh, Oklahoma City and Houston — occupy the runner-up slots in this year's national rankings. Salt Lake City rounds out the top five. Click here to read the entire article at Austin Business Journal.