Tue., March 8, 2011 10:57am (EST)

Georgia Startups Lead Nation
By Albany Herald
Updated: 3 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Georgia entrepreneurs, such as restauranteurs and other small business owners, topped the nation for startups in 2010. (photo courtesy patriotledger.com)
Georgia entrepreneurs, such as restauranteurs and other small business owners, topped the nation for startups in 2010. (photo courtesy patriotledger.com)
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.