Small businesses soar in recent years


Decatur – More than 500 small businesses have opened their doors in Macon County within the last two years.


The recent push for "Buy Local" and community support has helped the recent growth overall for small business owners. In 2010 the number of openings scored higher than the closing number in Illinois.


Small businesses total about 1-million dollars in the state, and represent about 98 percent of all employers. To find out more go to

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