Special Report

Large Cities Where Starting a Business Is Worth the Risk

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40. Wichita, Kansas
> Overall score: 56.31
> Best ranking business aspect: Access to Resources
> Unemployment rate in June 2021: 6.5% — 49th highest
> Population: 389,877

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39. San Diego, California
> Overall score: 56.66
> Best ranking business aspect: Business Environment
> Unemployment rate in June 2021: 6.7% — 46th highest
> Population: 1,409,573

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38. Houston, Texas
> Overall score: 56.75
> Best ranking business aspect: Business Environment
> Unemployment rate in June 2021: 7.2% — 37th highest
> Population: 2,310,432

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37. Lincoln, Nebraska
> Overall score: 57.52
> Best ranking business aspect: Access to Resources
> Unemployment rate in June 2021: 2.6% — the lowest
> Population: 283,839

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36. Aurora, Colorado
> Overall score: 57.57
> Best ranking business aspect: Business Environment
> Unemployment rate in June 2021: 7.5% — 32nd highest
> Population: 369,111

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