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Small Business Center

Best and Worst U.S. Cities to Start Your Business

October 2, 2023

While entrepreneurship is thriving in the U.S. — as small businesses account for over 99% of all businesses across the U.S., according to Forbes — factors like corporate taxes, living costs and property crime rates make some areas riskier than others. This Forbes article ranks the riskiest and least risky cities for small businesses. Takeaway: For those looking to relocate, Texas has eight of the 15 least risky.

By Rebecca Meiser

Contributor, Commerce + Communities Today and Small Business Center

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