D.C. Best City for Business: MarketWatch

Region praised for job growth, income

Wednesday, Dec 14, 2011  |  Updated 10:27 PM EDT
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D.C. Best City for Business: MarketWatch

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D.C. topped MarketWatch’s list of best cities for business for the second straight year.

The study comparing 102 cities considered how much business is concentrated in a region and whether those businesses boost the local economy.

Washington was praised for job growth and personal income.

The nation’s capital has it all: a plentiful supply of companies large and small, a strong economy, low jobless rates and, of course, a huge governmental infrastructure to lean on during the hard times. For some companies it helps to have the world’s most powerful government in your backyard.

Boston; Des Moines, Iowa; Minneapolis-St. Paul; and Omaha, Neb., rounded out the Top 5.

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