Fortune magazine names OKC as best place to launch business

Published: Tuesday, October 13, 2009 7:00 am

Fortune Small Business magazine and The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation will release a list Oct. 14 that names the 2009 list of the 50 best places in the United States to launch a business. Topping the list is Oklahoma City as the top large city.

Huntsville, Ala., will be the first medium city and Billings, Mo., will be the first small city.

"More than ever, cities are facing a new imperative to boost their economies. This report provides regional leaders with a score card for where their cities rank and lessons from the best models," Robert E. Litan, vice president of Research and Policy at the Kauffman Foundation, said. "We hope community leaders will use this report as they make policy and programming decisions that will either reinforce or create successful entrepreneurial cultures."

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