A view of the Harbor in Yaquina Bay, Newport, Oregon.

#29. Newport

Most of the time when you hear of Newport it’s for one of three things: sailing, the mansions, or the Newport Folk Festival. But this small coastal city is also becoming a hotbed for startups, with 125 SBA loans and more than $13 million granted to their small businesses in the past five years.

Business Growth (2011-2015): 12%

Employment Growth (2011-2015): 7%

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