Best Cities for Small Businesses

Luring business has long been a major strategy among cities to stay prosperous. This ranking lists the cities in America that are best at bringing in and harboring small businesses.

Austin, Texas, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Charleston, South Carolina top the list.

"We used a six-part formula to analyze the nation's 100 largest metropolitan areas, searching for the places that offer the best climates for small businesses. See the bottom of this page for a database with the top-to-bottom standings.

Austin emerged as the clear leader, thanks to its outstanding records in three statistical categories that have a direct impact on small-business activity:"

Population, employment and small business growth.

Full Story: Austin leads nation in small-business vitality rankings


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