Best Places to Live

Chapel Hill, NC

Population: 58,766
Credit: The University of North Carolina

The Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has a commitment to developing the skills of entrepreneurs through the university’s global network of alumni mentors. UNC ranks among the top 50 universities in the world for granting patents. Chapel Hill is also the home for an independent startup initiative called Launch Chapel Hill.

Business Growth (2011-2015): 15%

Employment Growth (2011-2015): 87%