Columbus has been named one of the best small cities for business in America for 2019. ChamberofCommerce.org has published a study ranking Columbus third on the list.
Variables considered in the ranking include personal income per capita, cost of living and unemployment rate, among others.
They called Columbus a quirky, Midwestern city, and cited the low unemployment, the percentage of young people with a bachelors degree, and the number of mid-sized firms. They also praised the city’s livability calling it “a peaceful city surrounded by dazzling architecture.”
Top 10 Small Cities for Small Business in 2019
1. Fargo, North Dakota
2. Billings, Montana
3. Columbus, Indiana
4. Bismarck, North Dakota
5. Rochester, Minnesota
6. La Crosse, Wisconsin
7. Midland, Texas
8. Lake Charles, Louisiana
9. Elkhart-Goshen, Indiana
10. Appleton, Wisconsin
This list continues onward to include a total of 164 American cities with populations below 250,000. You can find the complete list here: chamberofcommerce.org/best-small-cities-for-business/.