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Washington D.C. rated best city for business by Marketwatch

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The Washington D.C. area is tops once again in business, according to Marketwatch.

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For the second straight year, the District has been ranked as the "best city for business" by the financial news service.

"Not only does the city have a healthy array of companies, but those firms also have helped boost the region's economy," Marketwatch says in their report.

The only complaint? People in D.C. spend too much time commuting, an issue residents face on roads and highways in the area every day.

Marketwatch's survey takes several factors into account to determine its best cities for business. Some of them include Fortune 500 company sales, per-capita sales volume for S&P 500 companies, annual payroll numbers, population growth, personal income growth and unemployment rate.

Boston, Des Moines, Minneapolis-St. Paul and Omaha round out the top five. New York comes in at #9, Richmond sits at #12 and Baltimore is at #19.

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