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Akron, OH

Grade: C
Rank: #51

Industry Sales: $49,830,027
Population: 699,935
Small Businesses: 17,146
Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 24.53
Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): -2.91%
Change in Population (’03-’08): -0.22%

  • Akron, OH

    Grade: C
    Rank: #51

    Industry Sales: $49,830,027
    Population: 699,935
    Small Businesses: 17,146
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 24.53
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): -2.91%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): -0.22%

  • Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY

    Grade: C
    Rank: #54

    Industry Sales: $58,468,800
    Population: 857,592
    Small Businesses: 20,763
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 24.38
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): -1.06%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 1.71%

  • Albuquerque, NM

    Grade: F
    Rank: #85

    Industry Sales: $34,654,591
    Population: 857,903
    Small Businesses: 19,404
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 23.29
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): 0.81%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 10.52%

  • Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

    Grade: F
    Rank: #82

    Industry Sales: $37,284,000
    Population: 816,012
    Small Businesses: 18,639
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 23.23
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): -0.17%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 5.61%

  • Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA

    Grade: C
    Rank: #49

    Industry Sales: $400,545,302
    Population: 5,475,213
    Small Businesses: 134,096
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 25.49
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): -1.60%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 15.07%

  • Augusta, GA

    Grade: B
    Rank: #38

    Industry Sales: $21,000,000
    Population: 539,154
    Small Businesses: 10,722
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 20.29
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): -3.53%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 4.90%

  • Austin, TX

    Grade: B
    Rank: #29

    Industry Sales: $92,630,818
    Population: 1,705,075
    Small Businesses: 38,602
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 24.24
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): 15.58%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 19.52%

  • Bakersfield, CA

    Grade: F
    Rank: #95

    Industry Sales: $22,974,900
    Population: 807,407
    Small Businesses: 12,334
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 15.67
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): 7.96%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 13.11%

  • Baltimore, MD

    Grade: A
    Rank: #10
    Ad Specialties Vitality Index: 144
    Industry Sales: $202 million
    Population: 2.7 million
    Small Businesses: 66,786
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 25.07
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): .36%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 1.78%

  • Baton Rouge, LA

    Grade: B
    Rank: #25
    Ad Specialties Vitality Index: 110
    Industry Sales: $45 million
    Population: 787,000
    Small Businesses: 17,527
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 22.78
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): 9.95%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 7.72%
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  • Birmingham-Hoover, AL

    Grade: C
    Rank: #55

    Industry Sales: $75,304,082
    Population: 1,131,070
    Small Businesses: 26,627
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 24.02
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): -1.41%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 4.21%

  • Boise, ID

    Grade: A
    Rank: #14
    Ad Specialties Vitality Index: 127
    Industry Sales: $40 million
    Population: 606,000
    Small Businesses: 18,026
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 30.73
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): .87%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 17.43%
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  • Boston, MA

    Grade: A
    Rank: #7
    Ad Specialties Vitality Index: 156
    Industry Sales: $373 million
    Population: 4.6 million
    Small Businesses: 122,741
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 27.32
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): .64%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 1.5%

  • Bradenton-Sarasota-Venice, FL

    Grade: C
    Rank: #48

    Industry Sales: $52,624,650
    Population: 688,126
    Small Businesses: 21,150
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 30.88
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): -10.26%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 9.00%

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    Bridgeport/Stamford, CT

    Grade: A
    Rank: #1
    Ad Specialties Vitality Index: 213
    Industry Sales: $100 million
    Population: 901,000
    Small Businesses: 27,795
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 31.21
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): -2%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): .25%
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  • Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY

    Grade: D
    Rank: #71

    Industry Sales: $62,123,100
    Population: 1,123,804
    Small Businesses: 26,396
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 23.43
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): -2.18%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): -2.62%

  • Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL

    Grade: F
    Rank: #87

    Industry Sales: $22,284,600
    Population: 586,908
    Small Businesses: 16,847
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 28.65
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): -8.55%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 21.04%

  • Charleston, SC

    Grade: B
    Rank: #24
    Ad Specialties Vitality Index: 111
    Industry Sales: $38 million
    Population: 659,000
    Small Businesses: 16,896
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 26,80
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): 5.95%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 11.77%

  • Charlotte, NC

    Grade: A
    Rank: #18
    Ad Specialties Vitality Index: 120
    Industry Sales: $109 million
    Population: 1.7 million
    Small Businesses: 44,562
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 27.07
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): 2.06%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 18.52%

  • Chattanooga, TN

    Grade: D
    Rank: #63

    Industry Sales: $32,093,100
    Population: 524,303
    Small Businesses: 11,520
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 22.40
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): -0.39%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 5.36%

  • Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI

    Grade: C
    Rank: #45

    Industry Sales: $779,839,730
    Population: 9,580,567
    Small Businesses: 237,990
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 25.06
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): -3.13%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 2.91%

  • Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN

    Grade: D
    Rank: #61

    Industry Sales: $136,014,429
    Population: 2,171,896
    Small Businesses: 47,508
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 22.16
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): -3.46%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 4.34%

  • Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH

    Grade: D
    Rank: #62

    Industry Sales: $130,899,600
    Population: 2,091,286
    Small Businesses: 54,313
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 25.93
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): -7.94%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): -2.17%

  • Colorado Springs, CO

    Grade: F
    Rank: #88

    Industry Sales: $23,552,406
    Population: 626,227
    Small Businesses: 16,779
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 27.60
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): -4.28%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 7.89%

  • Columbia, SC

    Grade: A
    Rank: #19
    Ad Specialties Vitality Index: 119
    Industry Sales: $46 million
    Population: 745,000
    Small Businesses: 17,303
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 24.18
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): 4.02%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 8.24%

  • Columbus, OH

    Grade: C
    Rank: #60

    Industry Sales: $114,845,250
    Population: 1,801,848
    Small Businesses: 39,736
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 22.67
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): 0.18%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 5.68%

  • Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX

    Grade: A
    Rank: #6
    Ad Specialties Vitality Index: 158
    Industry Sales: $532 million
    Population: 6.4 million
    Small Businesses: 136,500
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 22.18
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): 7.63%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 12.85%
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  • Dayton, OH

    Grade: D
    Rank: #80

    Industry Sales: $39,484,575
    Population: 835,063
    Small Businesses: 18,148
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 21.63
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): -9.19%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): -1.04%

  • Daytona Beach, FL

    Grade: F
    Rank: #84

    Industry Sales: $21,028,800
    Population: 495,890
    Small Businesses: 12,957
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 25.93
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): -4.26%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 6.92%

  • Denver, CO

    Grade: A
    Rank: #15
    Ad Specialties Vitality Index: 126
    Industry Sales: $168 million
    Population: 2.6 million
    Small Businesses: 74,020
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 30.17
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): 1.16%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 9.02%

  • Des Moines, IA

    Grade: A
    Rank: #11
    Ad Specialties Vitality Index: 139
    Industry Sales: $41 million
    Population: 563,000
    Small Businesses: 14,733
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 27
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): 4.87%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 10.3%

  • Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI

    Grade: D
    Rank: #73

    Industry Sales: $239,227,020
    Population: 4,403,437
    Small Businesses: 102,018
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 22.89
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): -16.31%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): -1.50%

  • El Paso, TX

    Grade: F
    Rank: #99

    Industry Sales: $11,625,900
    Population: 751,296
    Small Businesses: 12,907
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 17.68
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): 4.24%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 6.71%

  • Fresno, CA

    Grade: F
    Rank: #93

    Industry Sales: $31,049,850
    Population: 915,267
    Small Businesses: 16,287
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 18.20
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): -0.49%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 7.44%

  • Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI

    Grade: C
    Rank: #58

    Industry Sales: $50,842,350
    Population: 778,009
    Small Businesses: 18,493
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 23.86
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): -6.11%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 2.18%

  • Greensboro-High Point, NC

    Grade: C
    Rank: #46

    Industry Sales: $56,922,450
    Population: 714,765
    Small Businesses: 18,125
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 26.05
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): -5.66%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 6.80%

  • Greenville, SC

    Grade: B
    Rank: #31

    Industry Sales: $31,956,600
    Population: 639,617
    Small Businesses: 15,365
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 25.08
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): 3.72%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 8.39%

  • Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA

    Grade: C
    Rank: #43

    Industry Sales: $47,707,302
    Population: 536,919
    Small Businesses: 13,270
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 25.14
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): -1.04%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 2.98%

  • Hartford, CT

    Grade: F
    Rank: #94

    Industry Sales: $37,079,250
    Population: 1,195,998
    Small Businesses: 29,666
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 25.00
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): -0.35%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 1.44%

  • Honolulu, HI

    Grade: F
    Rank: #92

    Industry Sales: $31,153,200
    Population: 907,574
    Small Businesses: 21,739
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 24.14
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): 0.62%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 1.97%

  • Houston, TX

    Grade: B
    Rank: #33

    Industry Sales: $281,637,326
    Population: 5,867,489
    Small Businesses: 116,865
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 20.88
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): 9.99%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 12.63%

  • Indianapolis-Carmel, IN

    Grade: C
    Rank: #44

    Industry Sales: $150,682,350
    Population: 1,743,658
    Small Businesses: 42,944
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 25.37
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): -1.88%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 7.28%

  • Jackson, MS

    Grade: C
    Rank: #42

    Industry Sales: $2,827,500
    Population: 159,828
    Small Businesses: 12,829
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 24.03
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): -1.39%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 5.56%

  • Evolution
    Jacksonville, FL

    Grade: A
    Rank: #4
    Ad Specialties Vitality Index: 165
    Industry Sales: 114 million
    Population: 1.3 million
    Small Businesses: 35,477
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 27.34
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): 1.06%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 9.96%

  • Kansas City, MO

    Grade: A
    Rank: #12
    Ad Specialties Vitality Index: 135
    Industry Sales: $146 million
    Population: 2.1 million
    Small Businesses: 51,293
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 25.89
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): 1.65%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 5.23%

  • Knoxville, TN

    Grade: B
    Rank: #32

    Industry Sales: $33,821,457
    Population: 699,247
    Small Businesses: 16,500
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 24.24
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): -0.18%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 7.83%

  • Lakeland, FL

    Grade: C
    Rank: #59

    Industry Sales: $37,525,800
    Population: 583,403
    Small Businesses: 11,565
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 20.18
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): 0.18%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 14.36%

  • Las Vegas-Paradise, NV

    Grade: D
    Rank: #79

    Industry Sales: $91,326,300
    Population: 1,902,834
    Small Businesses: 40,408
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 22.11
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): 1.37%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 18.81%

  • Little Rock, AR

    Grade: A
    Rank: #8
    Ad Specialties Vitality Index: 154
    Industry Sales: $55 million
    Population: 686,000
    Small Businesses: 17,589
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 26.42
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): 2.97%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 7.26%

  • Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA

    Grade: D
    Rank: #66

    Industry Sales: $772,360,240
    Population: 12,874,797
    Small Businesses: 335,776
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 26.26
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): -3.41%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 0.97%

  • Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

    Grade: C
    Rank: #47

    Industry Sales: $98,113,064
    Population: 1,258,577
    Small Businesses: 29,742
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 24.14
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): -2.11%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 4.73%

  • Madison, WI

    Grade: A
    Rank: #9
    Ad Specialties Vitality Index: 145
    Industry Sales: $43 million
    Population: 570,000
    Small Businesses: 15,211
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 27.44
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): 1.27%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 6.7%

  • McAllen-Edinburg, TX

    Grade: B
    Rank: #40

    Industry Sales: $14,014,650
    Population: 741,152
    Small Businesses: 10,312
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 14.62
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): 17.65%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 15.69%

  • Memphis, TN

    Grade: D
    Rank: #74

    Industry Sales: $68,617,575
    Population: 1,304,926
    Small Businesses: 26,033
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 20.35
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): -0.19%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 4.25%

  • Evolution
    Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, FL

    Grade: A
    Rank: #3
    Ad Specialties Vitality Index: 167
    Industry Sales: $484 million
    Population: 5.5 million
    Small Businesses: 176,000
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 32.62
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): -.3%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 3.3%

  • Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

    Grade: C
    Rank: #41

    Industry Sales: $162,518,354
    Population: 1,559,667
    Small Businesses: 38,970
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 25.25
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): -4.72%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 1.50%

  • Organized Food Fight
    Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN

    Grade: A
    Rank: #2
    Ad Specialties Vitality Index: 185
    Industry Sales: $316 million
    Population: 3.3 million
    Small Businesses: 91,168
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 28.51
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): -2%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 4.95%

  • Modesto, CA

    Grade: F
    Rank: #98

    Industry Sales: $10,089,300
    Population: 510,385
    Small Businesses: 9,037
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 17.75
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): -2.85%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 4.84%

  • Puzzled Putter
    Nashville, TN

    Grade: A
    Rank: #5
    Ad Specialties Vitality Index: 164
    Industry Sales: $136 million
    Population: 1.6 million
    Small Businesses: 37,589
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 24.73
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): -.21%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 11.84%

  • New Haven-Milford, CT

    Grade: C
    Rank: #56

    Industry Sales: $56,450,550
    Population: 848,006
    Small Businesses: 20,257
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 23.99
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): 0.25%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 1.03%

  • New Orleans, LA

    Grade: D
    Rank: #77

    Industry Sales: $60,894,600
    Population: 1,189,981
    Small Businesses: 28,755
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 25.92
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): -13.56%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): -13.52%

  • New York City, NY

    Grade: A
    Rank: #17
    Ad Specialties Vitality Index: 121
    Industry Sales: $1.2 billion
    Population: 19 million
    Small Businesses: 529,928
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 28.01
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): .9%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 1.77%

  • Ogden-Clearfield, UT

    Grade: D
    Rank: #78

    Industry Sales: $27,559,350
    Population: 541,569
    Small Businesses: 11,517
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 22.25
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): 3.28%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 12.80%

  • Oklahoma City, OK

    Grade: B
    Rank: #21
    Ad Specialties Vitality Index: 115
    Industry Sales: $74 million
    Population: 1.3 million
    Small Businesses: 32,110
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 27.00
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): 3.29%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 6.64%

  • Omaha, NE

    Grade: A
    Rank: #16
    Ad Specialties Vitality Index: 123
    Industry Sales: $55 million
    Population: 850,000
    Small Businesses: 21,770
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 26.30
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): 3.2%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 6.03%
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  • Orlando, FL

    Grade: A
    Rank: #20
    Ad Specialties Vitality Index: 116
    Industry Sales: $126 million
    Population: 2.1 million
    Small Businesses: 57,525
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 28.36
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): 2.81%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 14.06%

  • Oxnard-Thousand Oaks, CA

    Grade: B
    Rank: #28

    Industry Sales: $44,387,850
    Population: 802,983
    Small Businesses: 20,085
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 25.35
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): -4.87%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 1.59%

  • Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL

    Grade: C
    Rank: #57

    Industry Sales: $35,331,075
    Population: 536,357
    Small Businesses: 13,808
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 25.81
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): -4.43%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 6.67%

  • Philly-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE

    Grade: C
    Rank: #52

    Industry Sales: $411,158,473
    Population: 5,968,252
    Small Businesses: 145,752
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 25.03
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): -1.84%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 1.56%

  • Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

    Grade: D
    Rank: #70

    Industry Sales: $241,618,890
    Population: 4,364,094
    Small Businesses: 91,382
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 21.94
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): 0.16%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 19.09%

  • Pittsburgh, PA

    Grade: D
    Rank: #69

    Industry Sales: $131,849,476
    Population: 2,354,957
    Small Businesses: 59,398
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 25.23
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): -1.29%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): -2.04%

  • Portland, ME

    Grade: B
    Rank: #35

    Industry Sales: $24,638,250
    Population: 516,826
    Small Businesses: 17,747
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 34.64
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): -2.00%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 1.61%

  • Portland, OR

    Grade: A
    Rank: #13
    Ad Specialties Vitality Index: 132
    Industry Sales: $154 million
    Population: 2.2 million
    Small Businesses: 63,143
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 29.15
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): .71%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 8.45%

  • Poughkeepsie, NY

    Grade: B
    Rank: #39

    Industry Sales: $25,357,800
    Population: 677,094
    Small Businesses: 16,905
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 25.28
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): -2.42%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 3.17%

  • Providence, RI

    Grade: D
    Rank: #76

    Industry Sales: $82,313,400
    Population: 1,600,642
    Small Businesses: 42,900
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 26.84
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): -7.25%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): -1.30%

  • Raleigh, NC

    Grade: B
    Rank: #23
    Ad Specialties Vitality Index: 111
    Industry Sales: $65 million
    Population: 1.1 million
    Small Businesses: 28,649
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 27.44
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): 9.99%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 22.46%

  • Richmond, VA

    Grade: B
    Rank: #27

    Industry Sales: $69,133,350
    Population: 1,238,187
    Small Businesses: 31,700
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 26.17
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): 0.75%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 7.63%

  • Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

    Grade: F
    Rank: #96

    Industry Sales: $117,716,604
    Population: 4,143,113
    Small Businesses: 67,712
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 16.65
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): -4.18%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 13.79%

  • Rochester, NY

    Grade: D
    Rank: #68

    Industry Sales: $58,585,800
    Population: 1,035,566
    Small Businesses: 23,130
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 22.40
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): -0.76%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): -0.59%

  • Sacramento, CA

    Grade: F
    Rank: #83

    Industry Sales: $93,549,300
    Population: 2,127,355
    Small Businesses: 46,411
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 22.29
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): -7.34%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 7.16%

  • Salt Lake City, UT

    Grade: B
    Rank: #26

    Industry Sales: $63,624,600
    Population: 1,130,293
    Small Businesses: 32,195
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 29.39
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): 8.04%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 9.73%

  • San Antonio, TX

    Grade: B
    Rank: #36

    Industry Sales: $90,689,861
    Population: 2,072,128
    Small Businesses: 39,507
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 19.90
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): 11.48%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 12.32%

  • San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA

    Grade: C
    Rank: #53

    Industry Sales: $208,692,900
    Population: 3,053,793
    Small Businesses: 77,314
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 26.12
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): -3.02%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 2.52%

  • San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA

    Grade: D
    Rank: #65

    Industry Sales: $261,376,050
    Population: 4,317,853
    Small Businesses: 119,048
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 28.24
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): -2.05%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 2.81%

  • San Jose, CA

    Grade: F
    Rank: #81

    Industry Sales: $85,188,523
    Population: 1,839,700
    Small Businesses: 45,320
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 25.37
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): 0.54%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 5.38%

  • Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA

    Grade: D
    Rank: #67

    Industry Sales: $32,556,740
    Population: 549,454
    Small Businesses: 13,455
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 24.51
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): -1.72%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): -0.21%

  • Seattle, WA

    Grade: B
    Rank: #30

    Industry Sales: $170,718,600
    Population: 3,407,848
    Small Businesses: 98,486
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 29.86
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): 6.45%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 6.63%

  • Springfield, MA

    Grade: F
    Rank: #97

    Industry Sales: $14,613,300
    Population: 698,903
    Small Businesses: 15,281
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 22.24
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): -4.69%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 0.28%

  • St. Louis, MO

    Grade: C
    Rank: #50

    Industry Sales: $203,304,262
    Population: 2,828,990
    Small Businesses: 70,752
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 25.22
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): -1.56%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 2.66%

  • Stockton, CA

    Grade: F
    Rank: #100

    Industry Sales: $6,770,400
    Population: 674,860
    Small Businesses: 11,377
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 17.03
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): -2.44%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 7.41%

  • Syracuse, NY

    Grade: F
    Rank: #89

    Industry Sales: $23,510,175
    Population: 646,084
    Small Businesses: 15,300
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 23.76
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): -1.50%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): -0.91%

  • Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

    Grade: D
    Rank: #64

    Industry Sales: $166,735,054
    Population: 2,747,272
    Small Businesses: 72,124
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 26.56
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): -4.86%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 8.39%

  • Toledo, OH

    Grade: F
    Rank: #86

    Industry Sales: $27,044,550
    Population: 672,220
    Small Businesses: 15,262
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 23.45
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): -10.34%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): -1.32%

  • Tucson, AZ

    Grade: F
    Rank: #90

    Industry Sales: $37,046,100
    Population: 1,020,200
    Small Businesses: 21,244
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 21.32
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): -0.57%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 12.10%

  • Tulsa, OK

    Grade: B
    Rank: #22
    Ad Specialties Vitality Index: 113
    Industry Sales: $55 million
    Population: 929,000
    Small Businesses: 24,063
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 26.61
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): 7.58%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 4.51%

  • Virginia Beach-Norfolk, VA

    Grade: B
    Rank: #37

    Industry Sales: $70,875,269
    Population: 1,674,498
    Small Businesses: 38,674
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 23.30
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): 0.43%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 2.03%

  • Washington, D.C.

    Grade: B
    Rank: #34

    Industry Sales: $261,684,150
    Population: 5,476,241
    Small Businesses: 139,218
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 26.26
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): 2.08%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 5.38%

  • Wichita, KS

    Grade: D
    Rank: #72

    Industry Sales: $33,745,797
    Population: 612,683
    Small Businesses: 14,608
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 24.54
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): 2.74%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 4.13%

  • Worcester, MA

    Grade: F
    Rank: #91

    Industry Sales: $27,959,100
    Population: 803,701
    Small Businesses: 18,202
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 23.27
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): -1.57%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): 1.46%

  • Youngstown, OH

    Grade: D
    Rank: #75

    Industry Sales: $29,045,250
    Population: 562,963
    Small Businesses: 13,490
    Small Businesses per 1,000 Residents: 23.65
    Change in Private Sector Employment (’04-’09): -10.66%
    Change in Population (’03-’08): -4.06%


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