WalletHub looked at 1,268 locations to start a business and Roanoke made the grade, ranking in the top 10 percent nationally.
Ranked 126th overall, the region earned high marks thanks to business environment, access to resources, and for having low business costs.
Here’s how the WalletHub ranking works: “WalletHub’s analysts compared the business-friendliness of 1,268 small-sized cities to identify the best overall for launching an enterprise. Our data set of 15 key metrics ranges from average growth in number of small businesses and prevalence of investors to office-space affordability, and corporate taxes.
These elements make Roanoke a top location for entrepreneurs. See the full list at WalletHub.
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