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America is the home of the brave, and land of the free and opportunistic. Since the Industrial revolution there have been innovators that have come along to produce some of the nations most worldly utilized tools. Understandably so, entrepreneurial  resources and tools may not be equally spread throughtout the country. Wallet Hub has done extensive research to bring to you the best large cities to start a business in.Wallet Hub delightfully articulates how each city’s ranking is measured.

“In order to determine the best cities for launching a business, WalletHub compared 100 cities, across three key dimensions: 1) Business Environment, 2) Access to Resources and 3) Business Costs. Our sample considers only the city proper in each case, excluding cities in the surrounding metro area.” Wallet Hub Explains on the website.

“We evaluated the three dimensions using 19 relevant metrics, which are listed below with their corresponding weights. Each metric was graded on a 100-point scale, with a score of 100 representing the most favorable conditions for startups. Data for metrics marked with an asterisk (*) were available at only the state level.”

Using that formula, Wallet Hub has listed 100 cities to start your entrepreneurial career. Here is the top 20.

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2023’s Top 10 Large Cities to Start a Business  was originally published on

1. 10. Austin, Texas

10. Austin, Texas Source:Getty
Austin, TX

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Access to Resources


Business Costs


2. 9. Fort Worth, Texas

9. Fort Worth, Texas Source:Getty
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3. 8. Charlotte, North Carolina

8. Charlotte, North Carolina Source:Getty

Total Score 58.30 Business Environment 11 Access to Resources 48 Business Costs 32

4. 7. Atlanta, Georgia

7. Atlanta, Georgia Source:Getty

Total Score 58.79
Business Environment 8
Access to Resources 34
Business Costs 35

5. 6. Boise, Idaho

6. Boise, Idaho Source:Getty

Total Score 59.48
Business Environment 3
Access to Resources 44
Business Costs 51

6. 5. Durham, North Carolina

5. Durham, North Carolina Source:Getty

Total Score 60.15
Business Environment 38
Access to Resources 5
Business Costs 21

7. 4. Tampa, Florida

4. Tampa, Florida Source:Getty

Total Score 60.37
Business Environment 5
Access to Resources 52
Business Costs 22

8. 3. Miami, Florida

3. Miami, Florida Source:Getty

Total Score 60.78 
Business Environment 1
Access to Resources 58
Business Costs 47

9. 2. Jacksonville, Florida

2. Jacksonville, Florida Source:Getty

Total Score 62.25
Business Environment 6
Access to Resources 46
Business Costs 8

10. 1. Orlando, Florida

1. Orlando, Florida Source:Getty

Total Score 65.34
Business Environment 2
Access to Resources 14
Business Costs 26