*Omaha* ranks tenth among top cities in nation for starting a business
According to financial planning website NerdWallet Inc, Omaha is among the top cities in the nation for starting a business, placing tenth.
The San Francisco-based company surveyed the 42 largest metro area in the United States, considering factors such as ease of collecting financing, health of the local economy, ease of hiring, and affordability when compiling their Best Cities to Start a Business List.
Omaha’s concentration of manufacturing, healthcare, and and financial services companies; support for start-ups and small businesses; percentage of population with college degrees; top tier talent pool; and business-friendly culture helped the city place in the top of the list.
Those familiar with the best cities for starting a new business will recognize many of the cities on the list, as increasing numbers entrepreneurs move to areas that encourage innovation and small business.
The top five cities in order are Atlanta, Raleigh, Austin, Tulsa, and Oklahoma City.