The Top 20 U.S. Cities for Launching a Startup Business

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Are you hoping to launch a successful business? Choosing the right location might go a long way toward helping you achieve your dreams.

If you’re looking for the top cities for your startup, Commercial Cafe has analyzed U.S. cities to determine which are likely to offer an environment conducive to success for early-stage technology startups.

Looking at the 50 most populous U.S. cities, Commercial Cafe considered their scores on relevant factors like:

  • Tech employment growth (the five-year job growth rate among a city’s computer, engineering and science occupations)
  • Startup density (the percentage of a city’s businesses with four or fewer employees that have been active for less than one year)
  • Rent/income ratio (a city’s average rent, as a percentage of the city’s median income)
  • Coworking costs (a city’s average monthly starting price for coworking space, as a percentage of the city’s median income)

With composite scores based on the metrics, these cities make up the top 20:

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