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Local residents thinking about starting a business should be happy to know they are in one of the best places in the nation to do it.

Personal finance website WalletHub listed Augusta as the third-best U.S. city in which to start a business out of the 150 it analyzed.

The company said Augusta has the 19th-most industrial variety, the 16th-lowest corporate taxes, the 18th-most affordable real estate and the 20th-lowest average income.

All successful businesses have at least one thing in common: They all started small. It’s encouraging to know Augusta could be a prime place to make it big.

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deestafford
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deestafford 03/24/14 - 12:27 am
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Granted, Augusta is an excellent place to start a business.

Granted, Augusta is an excellent place to start a business. Think of how much easier it would be if we had fewer government impediments. Even if we went back to the rules and regulations of the 60's it would be so much better.

Business people are saddle sore from having to carry the government regulatory burden on their backs.

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Riverman1 03/24/14 - 04:51 am
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The South Rises

Most of the cities were small Southern ones which should tell us a lot. Big northern cities cost too much in every way. One comment I read from a reader in Chicago said, but they have great public transportation which costs more and we don't have as a reason why Chicago and cities like that don't rank higher. See, that's the mindset and why they don't rank higher. More taxes for ANYTHING are not appreciated by those wanting to start a business. Incidentally, we were between Jackson, MS and Fayetteville, NC.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 03/24/14 - 07:46 am
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Got to love the CSRA

Hoping the commission and new Mayor see the light.

deestafford
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deestafford 03/24/14 - 09:27 am
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The South is being invaded with two prongs....

The South is being invaded with two prongs-- one from Mexico and one from the liberal north. Both are trying to escape the dismal conditions in their home land. Unfortunately, they all don't want to assimilate but maintain the ways they had back in the areas from which they escaped.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 03/24/14 - 10:46 am
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Was Marion Williams quote

Was Marion Williams quote "let's get some revenue" included in that article?

corgimom
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corgimom 03/24/14 - 02:20 pm
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I looked at that "study", and

I looked at that "study", and the weights used are subjective and biased.

As in, their findings are meaningless.

Butterman
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Butterman 03/24/14 - 04:44 pm
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20th lowest average income
Unpublished

is this a positive?

deestafford
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deestafford 03/24/14 - 10:13 pm
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Would the average income be adjusted...

Would the average income be adjusted to where and the cost of living?

It cost a lot more to live in SF, CA than it does in Augusta.

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