Buffalo, NY, named after the nearby Buffalo Creek, is New York’s second-largest city and perhaps the major connection point between the United States and Canada. Nicknamed “the City of Light” for its early adoption of electricity, that entrepreneurial and enterprising spirit carries on to this day.
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One of the oldest cities in the nation, Philadelphia has a history as an important political and business hub; that said, it is still home to a number of established businesses – most notably Comcast – and startups alike.
Thanks in part to its status as the home of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor is ranked as the most-educated city in the world. Perhaps because of that high level of education, Ann Arbor is considered a good place for entrepreneurship.
Pittsburgh, aka the Steel City, is the is the second largest city in Pennsylvania and is an up and coming tech hub to watch in the U.S.
Nicknamed the “Pittsburgh of the South,” Birmingham continues to be home to a number of well-known companies, especially those involved in steel or iron production such as McWane or O’Neal Steel.
Known primarily as a cultural destination, New Orleans’ status as a port city has long made it one of the region’s premier economic hubs. Home to some more-established businesses, the city is also the third-youngest entrepreneurship scene in the country.
Known as America’s first boomtown, Rochester is home to a number of well-known businesses, including Kodak and Western Union. More recently, Rochester has become known as a place for new ventures and entrepreneurship.
Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Register is a curated listing of various cities and their entrepreneurial resources from around the United States.
US News & World Report ranked Georgia as the ninth-most active state for entrepreneurship, with Savannah becoming a top city for African-American owned businesses.