Yes, it's another list: CNN Money's 50 Best Small Places to Launch a Business.
The resources definitely are here to launch a business. Consider:
There's plenty of commercial real estate available for office space and retail, and prices are negotiable.
Local private sector business growth has ended--jobs are needed.
UVA, the largest employer, has a wage and hiring freeze in place--jobs are needed.
Unemployment is at a 20 year high here, nearly doubling in one year.
Plenty of workers are highly educated and many are underemployed. Those with PhD's and 4-year degrees have the highest unemployment: