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And the winners are...
FSB scoured the country for towns that combine a great business environment with alluring leisure offerings. We looked at economic conditions such as local tax rates alongside natural beauty - and easy access to museums, hungry gamefish, and more. More
7 tax-free havens
Starting a company in one of these business-friendly locations can save a proprietor big bucks: These seven states all have no individual income tax, and some have no corporate income tax. More
Back from the dead
The decline of major industries such as steel and tobacco threatened to turn these towns into economic wastelands. Instead, local officials have reinvented their cities as meccas for biotech, software development, and telecoms. More
Top tech launching pads
A look at 6 rising technology hubs across the country, from the Pacific Northwest to southern Virginia - and even the Rust Belt. More

QMy dream is to launch my own business someday. Now that it's time to choose a major, I'm debating if I should major in entrepreneurial studies or major in engineering to acquire a set of skills first. Is majoring in entrepreneurship a good choice? More
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- Spate, Orange, Calif.