According to a study by Commercial Cafe, Phoenix ranks among the top 10 large (population over 1 million) cities for business startups. Ranked No. 8 overall, Phoenix scored high for its affordability, housing, startup density and startup survival rate.
Dallas ranked No. 1, followed by three California cities: San Diego, San Jose and Los Angeles. Two other Texas cities – Houston and San Antonio – also made the list. Others among the top 10: Chicago, Philadelphia and New York City.
Austin, Washington, D.C., Seattle, Denver and San Francisco topped the startup list for smaller cities (population 500,000 to 1 million).