Georgia had the most business start-ups in the nation in 2010.
And among the 15 largest metro areas, Atlanta tied for second-most new companies.
The data comes from the Kauffman Foundation’s Index of Entrepreneurial Activity.
In Georgia, for every 100,000 people, 510 started a business each month.
That ties with Nevada for the top spot among states.
Nationwide, 340 out of 100,000 adults created a new business each month.
Georgia also experienced the largest gain in entrepreneurial activity over the past decade.