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Atlanta Ranks in the Top 15 Best Large Cities to Start a Business

Staff Report

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

With two in three small business owners saying 2020 was their hardest year ever, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2021’s Best Large Cities to Start a Business, as well as accompanying videos.

In order to help aspiring entrepreneurs maximize their chances for long-term prosperity, WalletHub compared 100 U.S. cities across 21 key indicators of startup viability. The data set ranges from the five-year business-survival rate to COVID-19 cases to office-space affordability.

Starting a Business in Atlanta (1=Best; 50=Avg.):

  • 47th – Financing Accessibility
  • 45th – Cost of Living
  • 11th – Length of Average Workweek (in Hours)
  • 9th – Share of College-Educated Population
  • 12th – Prevalence of Investors

For the full report, please visit:

Original publication in the Metro Atlanta CEO – April 22, 2021.