Winter 2018
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Ashland ranked #21 in Best Cities to Start a Small Business


Ashland offers some of the best resources, as well as economic comfort, in the country.

Lendedu built a unique ranking equation using the following data:

- Transportation Cost
- Utilities Cost
- Average Household Expenditure
- Average Household Income
- Projected Population Growth in the Next 5 Years
- Percentage of the Population in the Labor Force

Small businesses are vital to the success of our country. It is clear that Ashland has created an environment for future businesses to flourish.

The results of this study are important and provide insight into the values of Ashland. 

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Data Partners:
City of Ashland | Southern Oregon Small Business Development Center | Worksource Oregon | SOREDI | Business Oregon
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