Students walk past brightly colored trees on a fall day at Indiana University

#30. Bloomington

Another city (like #1 Boulder, CO) that seems to be the perfect storm of factors to aid in small business growth. With a rapidly growing tech sector, a low cost of living, and Indiana University’s top-rated entrepreneurship program providing a highly-educated workforce, it’s almost a no brainer to launch a startup here.

Business Growth (2011-2015): 10%

Employment Growth (2011-2015): 67%

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