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Portfolio.com has done its annual roundup of the most vibrant small business markets, and Charleston jumped from number 18 to number 4.
Why number 4? A 12% growth in population from 2003-08, 6% growth in private sector employment over the last few years, and 26.8 small businesses per 1,000 residents.
We were runner up to Austin, Texas, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Raleigh.
A hat tip to ABC News 4 for spotting.