Chicago Tribune: Small business growth strong in Illinois and Chicago

The Chicago Tribune reports some good news for small businesses in Illinois. Job growth for small businesses in Chicago and Illinois has been among the strongest in the country, according to an analysis of national payroll records.

Chicago ranks seventh among the nation’s 20 largest cities and Illinois seventh among the 20 largest states in job growth over the last year. The data are gleaned from payroll records of 350,000 small businesses served by payroll company Paychex. The small businesses had 50 employees or less.

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