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Best Small Montana Cities to Start a New Business

Posted on April 20th, 2016

Are Bozeman and other small Montana cities good launchpads for starting a new business?

Using 15 key metrics, WalletHub has ranked Holland, Michigan as its 2016 Best Small City to start a new business. The list includes U.S. cities with populations ranging from 25,000 to 100,000 residents.

“City size matters when choosing a launching pad for a startup. And as many veteran entrepreneurs — and failed startups — understand well, bigger is not always better. Depending on an entrepreneur’s type of business and personal preferences, a city with a smaller population can be a better option.”

On the list are 4 Montana cities; Bozeman, Great Falls, Helena and Missoula. Just missing the population cutoff is Kalispell with around 20,000 residents.

Check out the table and map below to see where Bozeman and the other Montana cities ranked on the list.

Overall Rank Montana City Total Score Business Environment Rank Access to Resources Rank Business Costs Rank
147 Missoula 40.21 445 204 318
213 Bozeman 39.3 1187 57 378
262 Helena 38.79 1096 138 361
341 Great Falls 38.04 593 784 245
Source: WalletHub

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