Greenville One Of The Best Small Places For Business And Careers

One of the best small places for business and careers in the entire U.S. is right here in eastern Carolina.

Forbes magazine ranks Greenville second in that category nationwide.

The magazine gave Greenville good marks for cost of doing business, job growth, income growth and educational attainment. It got poor marks for its crime rate.

Greenville ranked 8th in the category last year. Last year's number one, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is number one again this year.

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  • by Robert Location: Wilson on Mar 27, 2009 at 05:57 PM
    Thats why I work in Greenville.
  • by pee dee Location: jacksonville on Mar 27, 2009 at 01:18 PM
    Robert from Wilson: I was born and raised near Wilson. As soon as I was 18 I was out of there. I only go back to visit family.It is an okay town but Wilson is somehow lost in time. It has businesses and restaurants but it is just kind of there, nothing else.There is nothing great about it.
  • by Robert Location: Wilson on Mar 27, 2009 at 11:55 AM
    Raleigh is number 1 and Greenville is number 2 for small metros. I live in Wilson, right in the middle and look at it, it's the armpit of NC. One of the state's highest unemploymnet rates, lowest incomes, and highest taxes in NC. This county is so crooked it is unreal. It's like living in Hazzard County with Boss Hogg controlling every thing, except you don't have Bo or Luke coming to the rescue and you sure don't have any one who looks like cousin Daisy here! That's for sure. A few companies like Bridgestone control what industries come here and the county and city employees make 10 times as much as they do in other counties like Pitt and Wake. But we do have good bbq here! Greenville and Raleigh are good towns, there is some opprotunity there unlike Wilson.
  • by Rob Location: Greenville on Mar 27, 2009 at 11:25 AM
    Sorry, my computer was locking up. I'm working on a masters in business
  • by pee dee Location: jacksonville on Mar 27, 2009 at 09:13 AM
    kimo from belhaven: You are from Belhaven? You say something negative about Greenville and you are from Belhaven? Really? Belhaven? There must be what, maybe 80 people living there? WOW!
  • by Jo Anna Location: Greenville, NC on Mar 27, 2009 at 06:53 AM
    I agree there's a crime rate...but any town has that! Also, consider that a lot of crimes reported took place when someone was out by themselves in the middle of the night. That should tell one something--using common sense might keep one out of harm's way at times. BTW, I've lived in G-Vegas for almost twelve years, and I've never been the victim of a crime. And I think the town does have a lot going for it--educational opportunities (go ECU and PCC!), as well as a small town atmosphere. If I had the decision to move out after graduation or stay, I'd choose to stay in a heartbeat.
  • by tgr Location: washington on Mar 27, 2009 at 06:06 AM
    Hey Rob...that wouldn't be an English masters would it?
  • by pee dee Location: jacksonville on Mar 27, 2009 at 06:05 AM
    WOW! The town goes from number 8 to number 2 in the NATION and everyone has something negative to say about it! If it did not have the jobs it has then maybe it would have 3 out of every 10 unemployed!Did you ever think about that? Gotta love the pessimist! You can get robbed at gunpoint in any town. I lived in Greenville for 14 years and never experienced any crime. I would move back to Greenville in a heartbeat if the chance ever presented itself.
  • by Kimo Location: Belhaven on Mar 27, 2009 at 06:05 AM
    Just goes to show you how easy it is to bamboozle Forbes
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Mar 27, 2009 at 05:53 AM
    It should state "was the best place for small business". Remember, your new, fresh, great talking president wants to tax them? Well,one in ten will increase. It would be nice one day when a president and his cabinet actually understand small business and how taxes work.
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