Arlington is The Best City in The Country For Young Entrepreneurs

A recent Forbes article declared the D.C. area as the nation's new number one new tech hot spot, and a subsequent WAMU article analyzed whether or not D.C.—long thought of as a government town, for obvious reasons—is now becoming more associated as a tech hub.

So is it? Looks to be that way, but more in the bordering parts of Northern Virginia then in D.C. proper. According to a new report from personal finance Web site NerdWallet, Arlington, Va. is the best city in the country for new entrepreneurs.

The study analyzed a variety of factors—such as access to funding based on small business loans per capita, networking opportunities, mentorship opportunities, economic conditions based on income levels and unemployment rates, and affordability based on cost of living—to determine which cities were best for young entrepreneurs to set up shop.

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