Best & Worst Small Cities to Start a Business


Where are the best & worst smaller cities to start a business?  For what it’s worth, WalletHub recently took a look at over 1,200 cities across the fruited-plain and looked at their business-friendliness across 18 metrics such as labor costs, growth, access to resources and more.  Be sure to see the entire list and click on the interactive map below.

“…entrepreneurs who want to build a large professional network aren’t likely to make as many connections in a town with fewer residents. Other restrictions might include limited industry options, a less diverse customer base, and difficulty attracting and keeping top talent…”

Their top ten places are:

  1. Holland, MI
  2. St. George, UT
  3. Aberdeen, SD
  4. Wilson, NC
  5. Cheyenne, WY
  6. Clearfield, UT
  7. Ogden, UT
  8. Bismarck, ND
  9. Bozeman, MT
  10. Fort Meyers, FL

Source: WalletHub

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