10 Best US Cities for Business Startups

Orlando tops WalletHub's list
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted May 6, 2019 10:15 AM CDT

(Newser) – Anyone stuck in a cubicle at a dead-end job has dreamed of either hitting it big in the lottery or of starting a business—and for the latter, there are certain US cities that may be just the ticket to making that dream become reality. WalletHub examined startup opportunities in 100 major US cities, using 19 metrics that include everything from access to resources (e.g., how prevalent investors are) and the business environment overall to the cost of conducting that business, including corporate taxes and the affordability of office space is. It turns out the tourist mecca of Orlando, Fla., is also the top metropolis for those with an entrepreneurial itch. Check out what other cities made WalletHub's top 10:

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  1. Orlando, Fla.
  2. Oklahoma City
  3. Miami
  4. Austin, Texas
  5. Tampa, Fla.
  6. Charlotte, NC
  7. Durham, NC
  8. Raleigh, NC
  9. Atlanta
  10. Denver
Check out WalletHub to see how other cities fared. (Meanwhile, here are the best cities for jobs overall.)

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