Rochester Hills ranked as eighth best city to start small business
The city of Rochester Hills has been recognized as the eighth best small city in America in which to start a small business by Verizon Business.
The evaluation was based on six ranking factors including the education level of the local workforce, in-city commute times, income per capita, broadband access, availability of SBA loans and overall tax friendliness for small businesses.
“Anytime you are recognized as being one of the best in the nation there is great pride. We have a fantastic team here in Rochester Hills led by our manager Pam Valentik and we are grateful for all of the small businesses who choose to do business in the city,” said Mayor Bryan Barnett.
In addition to being the robotics capital of North America, the city is home to small businesses including retail, computer technology, electronic research, development, manufacturing, plastic injection molding, tool and die, structural engineering and warehousing and distribution.
Last year, the city welcomed seven new, high tech companies and helped others expand their operations. This resulted in new and retained jobs and over $11 million in new investment.
Posted By: The Oakland Press on September 11, 2018. For more information, please click here to read the source article.
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