Knoxville has been named the 5th friendliest city to small businesses, according to Thumbtack.com.
This is the fourth annual Small Business Friendliness Survey conducted by Thumbtack. The website graded each city based on the following items: overall friendliness, ease of starting business, ease of hiring, regulations, health and safety, employment, hiring, tax code, licensing, environment, zoning, and training and networking programs. In order to get the results, Thumbtack surveyed 18,000 small business owners, who provided insights into local business environments across the nation.
Knoxville received A rankings in all of the categories, except for the training and networking programs category, where Knoxville received a D ranking.
The most small business friendly cities were as follows:
1. Manchester, New Hampshire
2. Dallas, Texas
3. Richmond, Virginia
4. Austin, Texas
5. Knoxville, Tennessee
6. Nashville, Tennessee
7. Houston, Texas
8. Fort Collins, Colorado
9. Boulder, Colorado
10. San Antonio, Texas
This is not the first time that Knoxville has topped a national ranking list in the past few years. This year Knoxville was named the second most affordable city in the U.S. by Forbes. Last year, Knoxville was named one of the best cities to retire. Also last year, Knoxville was also named one of the Best College Sports Towns, ranking #2 on the national list.
Knoxville is a great city to live in, if you’re thinking about relocating to Knoxville or buying a home in Knoxville, please let us know if there is anything we can do for you. Rick can be reached at 865-696-9002 or via email at [email protected]. Kati can be reached at 865-696-1888 or via email at [email protected]. Also, be sure to check out our Knoxville Home Search Page to see what home are for sale in the Knoxville area.