Brookings named among best places for entrepreneurs

From staff reports

Brookings has made a national list of best cities for entrepreneurs.

BrookingsThe ranking from the website livability.com looked for cities with high levels of SBA loans, creative-class workers, and the broadband technology and transportation infrastructure to support new businesses. It also analyzed cities that had low levels of unemployment and economic inequality, diverse demographics and affordable housing. Additional areas included were nightlife and quality-of-life indicators about crime, schools, health care and commute time.

Brookings ranked No. 25 out of more than 2,000 small and midsize cities, helped by its low unemployment, high-wage job growth, affordable food and housing, and commute times.

“Bottom line: When you’re strapped for cash but still want a booming startup region, Brookings is the place for you,” the report said.

Brookings also was the smallest city in the top 25.

To see the rankings, click here. 

Brookings named among best places for entrepreneurs

Brookings has made a national list of best cities for entrepreneurs.

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