Pensacola Named One of Country's Best Small Business Cities

Posted: May 06, 2019 05:45 pm Updated: Oct 17, 2023 11:29 pm

Pensacola was recently named one of the 25 best small cities in the country to start a business in 2019. compiled its annual list based on data and qualifying factors that include education, travel time to work, population, income per capita, broadband access, loans per capita and tax scores. The team gathered data from nearly 300 cities across the country, focusing on certain factors that would categorize them as “small." These elements also indicated the financial climate of each city and an overview of its demographics.

Pensacola came in at the number 17 spot. "Though it is true that when it comes to places rich with business growth and opportunity, small cities don’t generally come first to mind. But avoiding the chaos and competition of large cities and planting your roots in a quieter, yet equally industrious, pocket of the country puts your business in a uniquely advantageous position," Verizon said on its website.