Kansas City is a top-20 destination to start a business, according to a recent WalletHub report.
A study released Monday by the personal finance website ranked the City of Fountains as the No. 16 best city to launch a business.
WalletHub compared the relative startup opportunities in the 150 most populated U.S. cities., looking at metrics such as five-year survival rate, office-space affordability, educational attainment of the local labor force and more.
Kansas City, Mo., received high marks for its business startup costs, earning a No. 16 ranking. Show Me State neighbor St. Louis ranked as the No. 5 best city to start a business, while Springfield, Mo. earned a No. 8 ranking.
The ranking comes about a week after Overland Park was named No. 20 on WalletHub’s best cities for Hispanic entrepreneurs list. In February, WalletHub ranked Kansas City as the No. 7 best U.S. city for women-owned businesses.
Here are WalletHub’s top 10 best cities to start a business:
- Sioux Falls, SD
- Grand Rapids, MI
- Oklahoma City, OK
- Lincoln, NE
- St. Louis, MO
- Salt Lake City, UT
- Charlotte, NC
- Springfield, MO
- Tulsa, OK
- Amarillo, TX