Best Places to Live

Lincoln, NE

Population: 269,726

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Lincoln is ranked among the top cities in America for Young Entrepreneurs, and a tip of the hat goes to the Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Nebraska for helping many of them get their start. (It's also the reason we named Lincoln one of the 10 Best College Towns 2015.) Other assets available to startup seekers in Lincoln include Invest Nebraska, The Center for Rural Entrepreneurship, and the Southeast Community College Entrepreneurship Center.

Business Growth (2011-2015): 15%

Employment Growth (2011-2015): 14%