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Thinking about starting your own business? Tampa natives are in luck because according to a recent Wallet Hub Study, Tampa is a great place to get your business up and running.

A big part of our American culture is our individualistic entrepreneurial spirit and drive. Look at all the stories of successful mom and pops and humble start-ups turning into mulit-million dollar success stories. If you’ve been bitten by the business bug and want to follow your dream, you may first want to think about WHERE to start you business. Haven’t you heard that it’s all about LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION?

In this post-pandemic era, new challenges exist for fledgling business owners. WalletHub took a look at business climates in 100 U.S. cities. The metrics they looked at included the five-year business-survival rate, the percentage of residents who are vaccinated and affordable office-space.

Tampa cracked the top ten and if you live here you may understand why. For starters, Tampa is a city that is exhibiting plenty of growth, as is the whole state. Speaking of which, two other cities earned the top two spots: Orlando and Miami.

Here are the top ten places to give your business a go:

  • 1. Orlando, FL

  • 2. Miami, FL

  • 3. Laredo, TX

  • 4. Durham, NC

  • 5. Boise, ID

  • 6. Denver, CO

  • 7. Jacksonville, FL

  • 8. Raleigh, NC

  • 9. Colorado Springs, CO

  • 10.Tampa, FL