Owosso Named #5 Best City In Midwest to Start a Business; Only City In Michigan
Talent Tribune, a blog that tracks business trends, has assembled a list of the best midwest cities to start a small business, and near the top of the list is Owosso. Owosso is the only city to make the list which considers U.S. Census Data when investigating net small business growth, net small business employee growth and percent of businesses that employ less than 20 employees.
Local PR pro, Carrie Rathbun Hawks, who also sits on the Shiawassee Regional Chamber of Commerce board, says there are lots of start-up entrepreneur success-stories in Owosso. Possibly one of the most notable is DayStarr Communications, whose founder and CEO, Collin Rose, started the company in 2002 at age 19. Today, Hawks says DayStarr is the only company in mid-Michigan to offer 1-gig internet service to businesses and residential customers in Owosso, having expanded their fiber-optic network in the summer of 2014.