Where to Locate Your Business

Choosing the right place can mean the difference between success and failure for entrepreneurs

Adam Rousselle needed to move. His firm, then based in Doylestown, Pa., uses sophisticated technology to identify trees that threaten to take down power lines, and demand from power companies was surging. By last summer, he expected to increase Utility Risk Management's eight-person staff with dozens of new engineers, programmers, and mathematicians. But 25 miles outside Philadelphia, his 3-year-old, $10 million company was too small a player to attract that much talent that quickly.

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