Business Briefs

Web site: Raleigh-Cary tops for business

Posted December 12, 2008 4:55 p.m. EST

— The Raleigh-Cary area is the best large city in the U.S. to do business, according to, a Web site devoted to analyzing and discussing places where people live and work.

Austin, Texas, and Salt Lake City finished behind Raleigh on the list. Charlotte ranked fifth.

A diverse economy, an abundance of high-tech workers and an educated work force were cited as reasons for Raleigh to top the list.

Durham ranked 11th among mid-sized cities, and Asheville was seventh among small cities.