Survey findings and summary
Thumbtack.com, in partnership with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, has released the new results from the second annual Thumbtack.com Small Business Survey. The 2013 study draws upon data from over 7,000 small business owners nationwide and shows that Tucson improved in nearly every category from 2012, earning the city a 'C+' overall, up from an 'F' in last year's study. Phoenix also earned a 'C+', repeating its grade from 2012.
Some of the key findings for Tucson include:
- Tucson earned an 'A+' for the ease of hiring additional employees in the city, and an 'A-' for the ease of starting a new business.
- Small businesses gave Arizona a 'C+' grade overall, up from the 'C' it received in 2012.
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