Special Report

Large Cities Where Starting a Business Is Worth the Risk

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35. Los Angeles, California
> Overall score: 57.75
> Best ranking business aspect: Business Environment
> Unemployment rate in June 2021: 10.5% — 7th highest
> Population: 3,966,936

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34. Indianapolis, Indiana
> Overall score: 57.83
> Best ranking business aspect: Business Costs
> Unemployment rate in June 2021: 5.7% — 35th lowest
> Population: 864,447

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33. Scottsdale, Arizona
> Overall score: 57.84
> Best ranking business aspect: Business Environment
> Unemployment rate in June 2021: 5.0% — 16th lowest
> Population: 250,602

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32. Stockton, California
> Overall score: 57.88
> Best ranking business aspect: Access to Resources
> Unemployment rate in June 2021: 10.3% — 8th highest
> Population: 309,228

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31. Madison, Wisconsin
> Overall score: 57.97
> Best ranking business aspect: Access to Resources
> Unemployment rate in June 2021: 3.6% — 4th lowest
> Population: 254,977

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