Oklahoma City has been named one of the nation’s four “Best Cities to become an Entrepreneur by the Investopedia website. Oklahoma City was named to the exclusive list along with Arlington, Va., Austin, Texas, and Denver, Colo.
Here’s what Investopedia had to say about Oklahoma City (spoiler alert: it mentions i2E!):
Affordability lures new businesses to Oklahoma City. Entrepreneurs are learning that starting a business in the area is facilitated by low living costs and relatively low tax rates. The city’s expeditious filing process gets businesses up and running quickly.
Oklahoma City has a business-friendly economy, with a high rate of small business loans and home to 18,600 small businesses — double the national average. The city also supports new businesses via startup accelerators such as i2E, which provides capital to stimulate early-stage business growth.