BEST CITIES TO START A BUSINESS IN TEXAS

A combination of capital, innovation and opportunity earns Texas a strong argument for being considered the top state in which to start a business. With a rapidly expanding economy and thriving urban centers, there’s seemingly no end to the state’s prosperity.
Texas’ GDP is 1.6 trillion, which would place it above Canada in a global ranking--if the Lone Star state were the sovereign nation it sometimes wishes it were--and yet its economy continues to grow and add jobs at a rate faster than the national average.

Traditionally an oil powerhouse, Texas’ tech industry has taken off in the past decade as young entrepreneurs and giants such as Dell and AT&T alike are drawn in by forgiving tax rates and a dynamic labor force.

Austin, where Texan’s business-minded principles mesh comfortably with a spirit of innovation and disregard for norms supplied by the city’s concentration of ethically-minded young creatives, is challenging Silicon Valley as the top spot for tech start-ups. The city’s businesses brought in over $12 billion of venture capital on its own in the past ten years.

StateCityCounty
TXNew BraunfelsComal
TXSan AntonioBexar
TXArlingtonTarrant
TXEulessTarrant
TXGrapevineTarrant
TXMansfieldTarrant
TXFort WorthTarrant
TXNorth Richland HillsTarrant
TXCedar ParkWilliamson
TXGeorgetownWilliamson
TXRound RockWilliamson
TXAustinTravis
TXPflugervilleTravis
TXCarrolltonDallas
TXIrvingDallas
TXRowlettDallas
TXGarlandDallas
TXGrand PrairieDallas
TXRichardsonDallas
TXMesquiteDallas
TXDallasDallas
TXSan MarcosHays
TXHoustonHarris
TXPasadenaHarris
TXBaytownHarris
TXMissouri CityFort Bend
TXSugar LandFort Bend
TXEl PasoEl Paso
TXBryanBrazos
TXCollege StationBrazos
TXLubbockLubbock
TXAmarilloPotter
TXAllenCollin
TXPlanoCollin
TXFriscoCollin
TXAbileneTaylor
TXFlower MoundDenton
TXLewisvilleDenton
TXDentonDenton
TXConroeMontgomery
TXTempleBell
TXKilleenBell
TXVictoriaVictoria
TXWichita FallsWichita
TXLongviewGregg
TXGalvestonGalveston
TXLeague CityGalveston
TXLaredoWebb
TXCorpus ChristiNueces
TXSan AngeloTom Green
TXTylerSmith
TXOdessaEctor
TXEdinburgHidalgo
TXMissionHidalgo
TXPharrHidalgo
TXMidlandMidland
TXPort ArthurJefferson
TXBeaumontJefferson
TXBrownsvilleCameron
TXHarlingenCameron
TXPearlandBrazoria

Only cities with over 50,000 inhabitants are reported in the results. Some data had to be interpolated to the county level and extrapolated to all the cities in the county. We concentrated on the following metrics to obtain our ranking: Cost of livingBest state for businessUnemploymentKauffman index, and Universities.

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