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San Antonio faring better than U.S. in small-business creation

More good small business news for the City of San Antonio:

The national economy lost more than 170,000 small businesses during the first two years of the recession, reported.

There were a total of 6.79 million small businesses operating in 938 metropolitan and micropolitan areas in 2010, the latest year for which official figures are available.

That is down from 6.82 million small businesses in operation in 2009 and 6.96 million in 2008, according to an On Numbers analysis of newly released U.S. Census Bureau data. The recession began in December 2007.

On Numbers defines a small business as any private-sector enterprise with fewer than 100 employees.

Despite the national figures, San Antonio actually posted an increase in the number of small businesses in the city.

In San Antonio, there were 39,207 small businesses in the city in 2010, up from 39,109 in 2009.

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This entry was posted on July 25, 2012 by in Rankings.

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