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)
CityTotal Score‘Business Environment’ Rank‘Access to Resources’ Rank ‘Business Costs’ Rank
90Fremont, CA44.44293299
91Washington, DC44.42521796
92Baltimore, MD44.22837447
93Cincinnati, OH43.92926639
94Albuquerque, NM43.90957325
95Tucson, AZ42.33969915
96Toledo, OH41.99978424
97Philadelphia, PA41.68945168
98Cleveland, OH40.90998632
99Pittsburgh, PA40.571004757
100Chesapeake, VA38.559810046

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  1. It’s also terrible for big business (ask Rosemont). Until we get rid of Huckelberry & 3 1/2 Supervisors NOTHING WILL CHANGE. Everything democrats touch slowly rots until it dies. Tucson is so proud to be the 5th poorest county in the country.

    • How do we get rid of Huckleberry and the Democrat majority on the Pima County Board of Supervisors when they are so often supported by Governor Ducey and other establishment Republicans and the Tucson Chamber of Commerce who want to give the County Board even more authority to increase sales taxes to pursue their corrupt schemes?

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