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Raleigh is fourth most cost-attractive midsized city for business

Rebecca Troyer     Raleigh_Skyline_021
Triangle Business Journal

Raleigh ranks fourth on a list of 13 mid-sized U.S. cities ranked according to their cost-attractiveness to business, according to audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG LLC.

The firm evaluated cities with populations between 1 and 2 million using factors that contribute to business operating costs, including labor, taxes, real estate, transportation and utilities. Raleigh has the lowest sales tax among the group of cities, except for Wilmington, Del., which has no sales tax.

The 13 mid-sized cities ranked according to cost-attractiveness are as follows:

1. New Orleans, La.

2. Nashville, Tenn.

3. Oklahoma City, Okla.

4. Raleigh

5. Memphis, Tenn.

6. Indianapolis, Ind.

7. Salt Lake City, Utah

8. Austin, Texas

9. Buffalo, N.Y.

10. Providence, R.I.

11. Wilmington, Del.

12. Hartford, Conn.

13. Trenton, N.J.

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