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The 10 Best Small Cities for Entrepreneurs. 4 Are in One State

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If you're thinking about starting a business, you may dream of taking a big city by storm: San Francisco, New York, or Austin, Inc.'s top "surge city" for entrepreneurship. But maybe you should consider a smaller city instead.

That advice comes from Verizon, which after some data crunching, came to this conclusion: "The smaller the city, the more room there is to grow." Verizon, which uses the Census Bureau definition of a small city as one with 50,000 to 75,000 residents, examined 300 such municipalities around the country and found the 50 best places for starting a business. The factors they considered include percentage of residents with a college degree, affordable labor costs, commute times, broadband, availability of loans, number of existing businesses per capita, and tax friendliness as defined by the Tax Foundation.

You can find the full analysis of the top 50 small cities here. These are the top 10:

This town is home to Utah State University, which specializes in science, engineering, and research, and will likely guarantee the talent you need to build a successful business. USU also draws a higher percentage of students from out of state than any other public university in........

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