Washington DC Ranks #9 For Young Entreprenuers
Under30CEO, an online resource for young entrepreneurs, recently asked its followers to let them know what cities in the US were friendliest for starting businesses. Among the items that the voters were asked to consider were climate, the social scene, schools, local events and other resources. With these being the considerations, it's probably no surprise that Washington, DC made it into the top 10 cities for young entrepreneurs.
Although Washington, DC is most noted as a political city, it has many well respected colleges and universities (Georgetown, George Washington, American, and Howard...among others) and these institutions add both to the academic climate and to the social scene. I'm personally not sure where we ranked in the climate department (I've always contended that climate is NOT why people live in the DC area -- hot and humid in the summer and sometimes cold and wet in the winter)...but we do have beautiful springs (there is nothing better than the cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin).
Washington Ranked #9 among the top 10, with Seattle at the bottom of the list. The other 8 cities, starting and number 1 and ending at number 8 were: New York, San Francisco, Austin, Boston, Denver, Chicago, San Diego and Portland.