As LeBron James boosts Cleveland’s profile, more entrepreneurs are moving in

Story excerpt provided by CNBC.

Written by Kate Rogers.

With a historic NBA Championship win on the shoulders of superstar Akron native LeBron James and a successful run hosting the recent Republican National Convention under its belt, the city of Cleveland has stepped into the spotlight in a major way this past summer.

But beyond the hype, there’s a tight-knit community committed to revitalizing the region on the back of Cleveland’s small businesses.

The area boasts a scrappy and growing entrepreneurial scene. In 2015 the Cleveland metro ranked No. 12 nationally for established main street business activity, with 1,150 established small businesses for every 100,000 residents in the city, according to data from the Kauffman Foundation.

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Originally published August 26, 2016.

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