- In overall startup activity, all cities that ranked in the top 10 with the most startup activity in the 2014 Index remained in the top 10 in the 2015 Index.
- Austin, Texas, came out on top in the rate of new entrepreneurs, followed by Miami and San Jose, Calif.
- San Jose ranked highest in opportunity share, which measures the percentage of new entrepreneurs not coming out of unemployment. On the other end of the spectrum was Nashville, with the lowest percent opportunity share.
- For startup density, which tracks new businesses rather than entrepreneurs, the measure stretched from the lower end – the Cincinnati, Ohio, metro area – to the high end – 247.6 startups per 100,000 people in metropolitan Miami.
This article is an extract from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. To read their full report click here.
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