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 Pittsburgh generally low marks. The city earned a 'D+' overall, putting it even with Philadelphia.
Some of the key findings for Pittsburgh include:
- Small businesses gave Pittsburgh a 'C-' for its regulatory systems and a 'D+' for its training and networking programs.
- Pennsylvania slipped slightly, dropping from a 'C' overall grade in 2012 to a 'D+' this year.
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