Business growth way up in S. Florida

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Author: Donna Gehrke-White
Publisher: Sun Sentinel
Date: September 29, 2013

South Florida has 7,230 more businesses than a year ago, aggressively reversing the  trend of the Great Recession and growing at a rate far faster than the national average.

Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties — which suffered more than the rest of the country during the recession — is experiencing a quicker bounce-back. The area has seen a 3.6 percent annual increase of businesses, from 199,459 to 206,721, according to a report by PNC Financial Services and based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

U.S. annual growth was only 0.3 percent. Read more here.