Here is a goal for the Greater Pensacola Chamber: Get Pensacola on this list.
ChamberofCommerce.org has published a study that uncovers the best small cities for business in America for 2019. This ranking features often-overlooked cities with modest populations, as they too can be small-business havens.
Top 10 Small Cities for Small Business in 2019
- Fargo, North Dakota
- Billings, Montana
- Columbus, Indiana
- Bismarck, North Dakota
- Rochester, Minnesota
- La Crosse, Wisconsin
- Midland, Texas
- Lake Charles, Louisiana
- Elkhart-Goshen, Indiana
- Appleton, Wisconsin
This list continues onward to include a total of 164 “small” American cities (populations below 250,000), with virtually every state represented.
Florida only had three cities on the list: #30 Sebastian-Vero Beach, #32 Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach and #114 Punta Gorda.
Find the full report, which includes the entire aforementioned list and details behind the assigned rankings, here: https://www.chamberofcommerce.org/best-small-cities-for-business/
The Chamber of Commerce has arrived at these rankings by assessing several variables that all together create the ideal environment for a small business to thrive in. Some of these variables include personal income per capita, cost of living, unemployment rate, among several others.