Some cities — like San Francisco — are synonymous with startups. But there are plenty of other places across the U.S. where entrepreneurs are thriving thanks to an abundance of resources and, in some cases, even funding to help new businesses grow.
To pinpoint those places, GOBankingRates used data from the Kaufman Index on the rate of new entrepreneurs and the density of startups. Rate of new entrepreneurs refers to the number of adults out of every 100,000 who have become entrepreneurs in any given month. Startup density measures the number of new firms per every 1,000 companies. Move to these cities when you know you're ready to start your own business. We scored both of these variables to determine which cities have the greatest startup activity.
Keep reading to see the best cities to start a business.