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 small businesses gave Newark low marks, with its highest grade a 'C-' for its training and networking programs.
Some of the key findings for Newark include:
- Newark ranked last among major cities nationally, earning an 'F' in several different categories. The city also struggled with one of the nation's highest unemployment rates.
- New Jersey improved its overall grade slightly, rising from 'D+' in 2012 to a 'C-' in this year's study.
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