Is walkable, pedestrian-friendly infrastructure a good investment for cities? For towns like Lancaster, Calif. and others, the payoff has been tremendous.
Some new statistics out put the number of small businesses in the United States in new focus. An eye-opening 98 percent of all companies in the country employ fewer than 500 people and only a fraction of those companies employ more than 100 people. In all, 96 percent of all U.S. companies have fewer than 100 workers.