Startup Rates Are on the Rebound

Here’s evidence that entrepreneurs have regained some confidence since the Great Recession: More business establishments opened in 2012 than in any year since 2007, according to data published last week by the U.S. Census Bureau. And for the first time since 2008, more businesses entered the economy than exited. The good news was consistent across the country, with all 50 states showing a higher startup rate in 2012.

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