Denver rated No. 2 on Forbes' list of 'Best Cities to Launch a Startup'

By: InnovatioNews Wednesday March 19, 2014 0 comments Tags: Denver, Forbes

DENVER - Denver has been rated No. 2 on Forbes' "Best Cities to Launch a Startup" list in 2014.

Forbes said the list was compiled based on the following criteria:

  • Small businesses as a percentage of total business

  • Percentage of small businesses that accept credit cards

  • Percentage of small businesses in high-growth industries

  • Percentage of small businesses with Facebook pages and websites

  • Percentage of businesses with online reviews


Based on those criteria, Forbes listed the top 12 cities for launching a startup business in 2014:

  • No. 1--San Diego

  • No. 2--Denver

  • No. 3--Austin

  • No. 4--Seattle

  • No. 5--Portland, Ore.

  • No. 6--San Francisco

  • No. 7--Dallas

  • No. 8--Boston

  • No. 9--NYC

  • No. 10--Chicago

  • No. 11--Las Vegas

  • No. 12--San Jose

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