Sunday, April 13, 2008

CNN's 100 best places to live and launch

"Are job worries tempting you to start your own company? We canvassed the country to find towns with the best mix of business advantages and lifestyle appeal. Check out our 100 top picks and find the perfect place to build your dream." (CNN)

Coming in 1st in Florida and 51st on the list is Doral, FL. Fort Lauderdale came in 2nd in Florida but 70th on the list of 100. Orlando came in 3rd in Florida and a close 73 out of 100. And rounding out the bottom for Florida but making it to the 90th slot of the 100 top picks for building a new business in the US is Sarasota, FL.


Population: 32,557
Pro: Close to Miami
Con: New city government still organizing

Ft. Lauderdale:

Population: 167,255
Pro: Strong tourism industry
Con: This region has been hit hard by the subprime lending fiasco


Population: 204,524
Pro: Theme parks help diversified economy thwart downturns
Cons: If gas prices keep rising, tourists may stay away


Population: 55,241
Pros: Great weather and cultural climate; strong retirement and tourism market
Con: Real estate downturn has hurt related small businesses

Read more of the details at CNN.

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