Named #2 Best City for Entrepreneurs – Iowa City

Iowa City

Iowa City, IA –

What the research shows: Perhaps best known as a college town (it’s the home of the University of Iowa), Iowa City is also a great place to live and ranks in the top 20 for affordable housing and food spending, growth in high-wage jobs, culture and jobs.

One entrepreneur’s take: “Folks here are progressive, educated and cultured. The small-town vibe means word of mouth and cultivating regulars are a critical aspect of our business. We can’t rely on cycling through customers like you might in a metropolitan area.” — Rodney Anderson, founder, Pancheros Mexican Grill

Resource: The 25 Best Cities for Entrepreneurs — and How You Can Make the Most of Yours, Entrepreneur.com

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