Tucson Among The Worst Cities To Start Small Business

Tucson [Photo courtesy of City of Tucson]

It is National Small Business Week and while there were not any Arizona cities among 2019’s Best Large Cities to Start a Business, Tucson came in among the worst.

According to WalletHub, half of Americans working for small businesses, and are hoping to maximize their chances for long-term prosperity.

WalletHub compared 100 U.S. cities across 19 key indicators of startup viability. The data set ranges from five-year business-survival rate to office-space affordability.

Overall Rank
(1=Best)
City Total Score ‘Business Environment’ Rank ‘Access to Resources’ Rank ‘Business Costs’ Rank
90 Fremont, CA 44.44 29 32 99
91 Washington, DC 44.42 52 17 96
92 Baltimore, MD 44.22 83 74 47
93 Cincinnati, OH 43.92 92 66 39
94 Albuquerque, NM 43.90 95 73 25
95 Tucson, AZ 42.33 96 99 15
96 Toledo, OH 41.99 97 84 24
97 Philadelphia, PA 41.68 94 51 68
98 Cleveland, OH 40.90 99 86 32
99 Pittsburgh, PA 40.57 100 47 57
100 Chesapeake, VA 38.55 98 100 46
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