SC Upstate ranks high on list of small business friendly states

May 2, 2013

An online ratings site has ranked South Carolina as one of the top ten states to develop a small business, but not all areas of the state were ranked the same. completes an annual study on small business friendliness and recently released their rankings for 2013.

On the nation scale, South Carolina was given an A-, an improvement over the B+ the state earned in 2012. The ranking was given for our good qualities in overall friendliness to small businesses, but also noted the challenge of zoning.

The state was broken down into four regions: South Carolina Upstate, Southeastern South Carolina, South Carolina Midlands and Northeastern South Carolina.

The Upstate region is designated as the best area for small businesses, and the Northeastern South Carolina the worst.

Read the full article from theĀ Greenville News.