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These Are The Best And Worst Small-Sized US Cities To Launch A New Business, 2019

Holland, Michigan is the best small-sized US city to launch a new business in 2019, according to a new study. To determine the most business-friendly small cities in the U.S., WalletHub analyzed data of more than 1,200 small-sized US cities using 18 metrics, from investor access to labor costs, to determine this year’s best and worst small US cities to launch a new business. At the top of this list is Holland, Michigan.

St. George, UT, comes in second, followed by Fort Myers, FL; Redmond, OR; Cheyenne, WY; Huntsville, TX; Bozeman, MT; Aberdeen, SD; and Bend, OR. Wilson, North Carolina, rounds out the top ten. At the other end of the spectrum, Suisun City, California, ranks last among these 1,261 small-sized for business friendliness.

Here are the 20 best small-sized US cities in which to launch a new business, 2019:

  1. Holland, MI
  2. St. George, UT
  3. Fort Myers, FL
  4. Redmond, OR
  5. Cheyenne, WY
  6. Huntsville, TX
  7. Bozeman, MT
  8. Aberdeen, SD
  9. Bend, OR
  10. Wilson, NC
  11. Dania Beach, FL
  12. Carbondale, IL
  13. Minot, ND
  14. Boca Raton, FL
  15. Deerfield Beach, FL
  16. Salisbury, NC
  17. Kearney, NE
  18. Clearfield, UT
  19. Cedar City, UT
  20. Springville, UT

Here are the 20 worst small-sized US cities in which to start a business, to launch a new business:

  1. Suisun City, CA (ranked 1261st)
  2. Westfield, NJ
  3. Ridgewood, NJ
  4. Eastvale, CA
  5. Wilmette, IL
  6. Saratoga, CA
  7. Belmont, CA
  8. Crofton, MD
  9. Potomac, MD
  10. Pacifica, CA
  11. Arlington, MA
  12. Castro Valley, CA
  13. San Carlos, CA
  14. Hoboken, NJ
  15. Northampton, MA
  16. Pleasant Hill, CA
  17. Trumbull, CT
  18. Chino Hills, CA
  19. Olney, MD
  20. Norco, CA

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Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD magazine, the leading global business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, top managers, company directors, investors, senior executives, business leaders, and high net worth individuals.