10 best, worst states for launching startups

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Massachusetts is the best state in the U.S. to get a  startup off the ground, with an average of $2.5 million provided to each company to commence operations, according to an analysis by Zippia, a career search and employment services company.

To determine which  states were best to launch a startup, Zippia established an index using data from PricewaterhouseCoopers' Q2 2018 MoneyTree Report and The Kauffman Index.

States were ranked based on their Kauffman Index, overall deals for startups, deals for startups per capita, and the per capita funding amount for startups.

Here are the 10 best states for launching  a startup, according to the analysis:

1. Massachusetts

2. California

3. Colorado

4. Washington

5. New York

6. Utah

7. Virginia

8. Maryland

9. Oregon

10. Texas

Here are the 10 worst states for launching a startup:

1. Iowa

2. Arkansas

3. Idaho

4. Vermont

5. Kansas

6. Alabama

7. Missouri

8. Hawaii

9. Kentucky

10. Delaware

More information about Zippia's methodology is available here.


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