Special Report

Large Cities Where Starting a Business Is Worth the Risk

Source: dszc / iStock via Getty Images

45. San Antonio, Texas
> Overall score: 55.96
> Best ranking business aspect: Business Environment
> Unemployment rate in June 2021: 6.0% — 40th lowest
> Population: 1,508,083

Source: Kruck20 / iStock via Getty Images

44. Greensboro, North Carolina
> Overall score: 55.97
> Best ranking business aspect: Business Costs
> Unemployment rate in June 2021: 6.0% — 41st lowest
> Population: 291,303

Source: f11photo / iStock via Getty Images

43. Las Vegas, Nevada
> Overall score: 56.03
> Best ranking business aspect: Business Costs
> Unemployment rate in June 2021: 9.7% — 11th highest
> Population: 634,773

Source: ibsky / iStock via Getty Images

42. San Francisco, California
> Overall score: 56.10
> Best ranking business aspect: Business Environment
> Unemployment rate in June 2021: 5.4% — 25th lowest
> Population: 874,961

Source: DenisTangneyJr / iStock via Getty Images

41. Mesa, Arizona
> Overall score: 56.22
> Best ranking business aspect: Business Environment
> Unemployment rate in June 2021: 6.3% — 49th lowest
> Population: 499,720

Sponsored: Find a Qualified Financial Advisor

Finding a qualified financial advisor doesn’t have to be hard. SmartAsset’s free tool matches you with up to 3 fiduciary financial advisors in your area in 5 minutes. Each advisor has been vetted by SmartAsset and is held to a fiduciary standard to act in your best interests. If you’re ready to be matched with local advisors that can help you achieve your financial goals, get started now.