Opportunity USA


  • Sanjay Singh, CEO of hCentive

    The Washington-area tech company hCentive is reaping a windfall of business from Obamacare, growing from a handful of employees in 2009 to nearly 500 this year.

  • A business damaged by Hurricane Sandy in New York.

    In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, there is renewed interest in products and services for businesses to prepare for and possibly thrive during the next super storm.

  • John Bragg of Barn Light Electric

    A global study shows that Americans are less upbeat about U.S. economic prospects than are foreigners, who rank the U.S. the third-best place to live.

  • San Diego

    San Diego is at ease with sandy beaches, and biotechnology.

  • Annise Parker

    Houston is much more than oil and gas. It's a booming, diverse city

  • Best Cities for Startups

    The top ten spots in the U.S. to launch your business.

  • U.S. consumer spending rose in February and income rebounded, further signs economic activity accelerated in the first quarter, even though part of the increase in consumption reflected higher gasoline prices.

  • Surprising Startup Hot Spots

    A rundown of unlikely U.S. cities boasting high growth firms.

  • New orders for U.S. factory goods rose sharply in February but a gauge of planned business spending slipped, suggesting factory activity continued to expand at a moderate pace.

  • Ethanol the Enemy?

    Discussing the fierce debate that ethanol requirements are driving up gas prices, with Gen. Wesley Clark, Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander and Dan Dicker, TheStreet.com

  • What is Thrillist?

    Thrillist is an online lifestyle site, offering everything from surfing trips to Costa Rica to drunken late-night dining suggestions. Ben Lerer, CEO of Thrillist. weighs in.

  • Pros Reveal Most Memorable Investment

    To celebrate Financial Literacy Month, Barry Knapp, Barclays; and Brian Belski, BMO Capital Markets, discuss their most unforgettable financial decisions.

  • Road trip! Road trip! In the second stop, CNBC's Brian Sullivan reports on the biotech boom in San Diego.

  • San Diego Mayor: We've Diversified

    San Diego Mayor Bob Filner (D) discusses the growing sectors in the city, rising home prices, and the burgeoning biotech industry.

  • WD-40 CEO: No Dent In Sales on Economic Uncertainties

    WD-40 was invented in San Diego, and its CEO Garry Ridge, is celebrating the product's 60th anniversary. Also, discussing the uncertainty in business, and whether WD-40 was hurt by the sequester. "If leadership was about taking away barriers, why would we continue to put barriers in our way," he says.

  • Big Money In San Diego

    Discussing market opportunities, with Brent Wilsey, Wilsey Asset Management president and Howard Lindzon, Stocktwits CEO.

  • Stay Classy, San Diego

    Discussing the state of business in San Diego, with Deborah Scott, Cohn Restaurant Group chef & partner. "The restaurant business in San Diego is really shining," she says.

  • Big Money In Houston

    Where to invest big money in Houston, with Liz Lockwood, UBS Financial Services and Scott Tiras, Ameriprise Financial Private Wealth.

  • Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Road trip! Road trip! Some people think of the Midwest as flyover country. But Minneapolis has a little secret. Brian Sullivan tells all in this third stop on the tour.

  • Minneapolis Mayor: We Welcome Immigrants to Community

    CNBC's Brian Sullivan speaks to Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, (D) about how the city attracts businesses such as Wells Fargo and General Mills, and ways in which the city supports immigration. "Minneapolis grows companies, and we have welcomed immigrants into our community here," he says.

About Opportunity USA

  • CNBC is turning the spotlight on stories of economic opportunity in our vast country, showcasing real examples of American job creation, innovative business solutions, and the grit and determination embedded in this country’s DNA. Here are the stories of economic opportunity on the long, windy road to economic recovery.

Latest Special Reports

  • Signage at the SOHN conference in Lincoln Center, New York

    The Sohn Investment Conference gathers the world’s savviest investors to share insights and ideas; all proceeds go to charity.

  • Exploring smart growth strategies and industries, and the companies moving them forward.

  • Participants at a hacking conference.

    A series of high profile cyber attacks has created huge economic opportunity as businesses look to fend off future attacks.