Recognizing Wilmington's entrepreneurial spirit, Fortune Small Business Magazine has ranked Wilmington number 14 of the best midsize cities to launch a start-up business. The article in the November 2009 issue notes that there aren't a great deal of large employers in the area, which adds to the entrepreneurial air.
“In Wilmington, if you can’t find a job, you create one,” the article states.
Cape Fear Future was noted as a progressive program as well, citing the Wilmington 2.0 campaign as the city’s new project to foster technology-focused business.
The rate of small business growth in the area has been impressive: a 12.8 percent rate between 2004 and 2007, according to the article.
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