Region Tops Lists of Best Places for Startups

The Puget Sound region has a history of attracting high tech talent and spawning technology startups, and a number of sources have recently published rankings looking at the hottest, best, and top cities for business and entrepreneurship.

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South Lake Union neighborhood

The Prosperity Partnership’s Regional Economic Strategy analyzes a number of economic foundations that help support economic development and looked at how the Puget Sound region stacked up to peers.

Other regions, organizations and news outlets continually look at different measures to compare the attractiveness of regions to business and entrepreneurship.

Each of these rankings uses a unique methodology. Some are focused on traditional definitions of business climate like tax levels, cost of living, wages and cost of office space.

Others measure quality of life characteristics that individuals look to before choosing where to hang their entrepreneurial hat, like local atmosphere, access to other entrepreneurs, or a strong culture of female entrepreneurship. The Seattle region continues to be at or near the top across many of these rankings:

 

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