Inc. Magazine headlined Portland, Maine as a top emerging city for entrepreneurs and innovation! Ranked as the 5th best city in the US overall for starting a business and the 9th best city for female entrepreneurs this year by NerdWallet. Not bad for population under 70,000.
Portland has increasingly demonstrated that it has the resources needed for entrepreneurs to thrive and has been attracting creative innovators attracted by the lifestyle and energized to start companies.
“People here are interested in green jobs, future jobs, high-tech jobs, and the like,” says Nat Henshaw of CEI. “These small businesses bring a rich, fun culture to the city”
See the full article How This Tiny East Coast City of 70,000 People Is Churning Out Fast-Growing Startups, at Inc.com