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  • WooHoo2You Feb 22, 7:45 p.m.

    This is great. I'm glad to hear this wait this is NOT good to hear esp when you (me) are a person who has gone to several banks etc over the past year in order to obtain a small biz loan to start a very simple family cafe and been told NO in every way possible. Stating a cafe just its a good investment. Yet, there are articels like this everyday. Can anyone explain? The banks are able to come up with bs every time....and NO its not credit related.- daydreamnn

    If your loan was denied in Raleigh it more than likely would have been denied in Huston, Miami, New York, Benson, Anchorage, Bermuda, etc.

  • daydreamnn Feb 22, 4:44 p.m.

    This is great. I'm glad to hear this wait this is NOT good to hear esp when you (me) are a person who has gone to several banks etc over the past year in order to obtain a small biz loan to start a very simple family cafe and been told NO in every way possible. Stating a cafe just its a good investment. Yet, there are articels like this everyday. Can anyone explain? The banks are able to come up with bs every time....and NO its not credit related.

  • Minarchist Feb 22, 3:31 p.m.

    Huh? Th republican are charge and this is great news for the city, because that will bring jobs, just like the republicans said they would. Its in print now. Business group: Raleigh No. 2 best place to start a business." We voted correctly.

    How does cutting the age on tanning create jobs? How does rejecting the medical marijuana bill create jobs? How does shutting down sweepstakes create jobs? Sounds like a Communnist party far from creating anything but tyranny. Did you see the GOP guy that said people were "harrassing" him about a bill? Imagine people calling you and telling you what they want from their representitive.

  • Minarchist Feb 22, 3:27 p.m.

    If the GOP wouldnt have shot down the medical marijuana bill tons of jobs would have been created right here in NC. Thanks for that "less gov" garbage you spill. Areola's? Possums? Tanning beds? Weed? Wheres that liberty at??????

  • rocket Feb 22, 2:43 p.m.

    Why should the politicians of North Carolina get credit for the business success of a city? Republican or Democrat, doesn't matter. How about kudos to Raleigh for doing well despite the obstacles put in place by state and federal red tape?

  • Frank Downtown Feb 22, 2:00 p.m.

    Aren't these polls paid sponsorships?

  • NiceNSmooth Feb 22, 1:57 p.m.

    where can I find the demographic breakdowns for these new business?

  • xylem01 Feb 22, 11:04 a.m.

    Y'all be sure to circle the calendar for this one and see where we are in 2014.

  • downtowner Feb 22, 10:47 a.m.

    Wait til the businesses hear about our new possum and aereola legislation. I'm sure that will bump us up to No. 1 in no time. Afterall job creators love nothing more than possum and covered aereola right?

  • shaun2xlife Feb 22, 10:37 a.m.

    Perfect example of the conservative lie. Thought the liberals were destroying our state with their 100 year reign. Well looks like that reign is paying off big time. Education & research are the ways forward, but the conservative movement would have you thinking otherwise.

  • WooHoo2You Feb 21, 7:07 p.m.

    Wow!! Guess they haven't heard that North Carolina is 'broke' and 'broken' (according to the Republicans who are driving NC into the ground!!!) exteacher

    Huh? Th republican are charge and this is great news for the city, because that will bring jobs, just like the republicans said they would. Its in print now. Business group: Raleigh No. 2 best place to start a business." We voted correctly.- Crumps Br0ther

    Feel free to explain what the GOP did to get us this ranking.....and no, mindlessly repeating "uncertainty" does not count as a reply / answer.

  • WooHoo2You Feb 21, 7:04 p.m.

    Purdue 'laid the groundwork!' WooHoo2You

    Oh wait, you're serious?- Crumps Br0ther

    Oh sorry, "smoke and mirrors."

    Does that make you feel better??? (Bet you won't get either joke)

  • stanleystevens Feb 21, 6:55 p.m.

    It's hard to believe we made that list judging by all the LIBERALS that post here ! LIBERALS have Never been good for business.

  • 27228 Feb 21, 6:39 p.m.

    "Its in print now. Business group: Raleigh No. 2 best place to start a business." We voted correctly." Really, you think that the McCrory and the Republican legislature made everything better in less than a month? If so, I've got some oceanfront property in Charlotte I'd like you to look at.

  • Crumps Br0ther Feb 21, 6:22 p.m.

    Purdue 'laid the groundwork!'
    WooHoo2You

    Oh wait, you're serious?

  • Crumps Br0ther Feb 21, 6:20 p.m.

    Wow!! Guess they haven't heard that North Carolina is 'broke' and 'broken' (according to the Republicans who are driving NC into the ground!!!)
    exteacher

    Huh? Th republican are charge and this is great news for the city, because that will bring jobs, just like the republicans said they would. Its in print now. Business group: Raleigh No. 2 best place to start a business." We voted correctly.

  • exteacher Feb 21, 6:08 p.m.

    Wow!! Guess they haven't heard that North Carolina is 'broke' and 'broken' (according to the Republicans who are driving NC into the ground!!!)

  • 27228 Feb 21, 4:12 p.m.

    And this is without the Republican legislature sticking it to working people to make the state more "business friendly"!!! Wow.

  • b4reelnow Feb 21, 3:47 p.m.

    YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!!!!!

  • Mr. Middle of the Road Feb 21, 3:07 p.m.

    Well good. Lets see if Gov McCrory can improve us to Number 1.

  • WooHoo2You Feb 21, 2:46 p.m.

    Purdue 'laid the groundwork!'

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