Monday, July 16, 2012

Texas Cities Among Nation's Most Business Friendly


ATLANTA (CNN Money) – Three Texas metros landed on CNN Money's list of seven most business-friendly U.S. cities.
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked second, San Antonio third and Austin fourth.
CNN Money said all three cities benefit from the "pro-business Texas atmosphere," including low taxes and tort reform measures that help shield companies from lawsuits.
Nabbing the top spot was Oklahoma City.
The rankings are based on responses from more than 6,000 small businesses that weighed in on a recent Thumbtack survey of the nation's 40 largest metro areas. The seven top cities rated highest on hiring, licensing, regulation, zoning and more.
To learn more about DFW, San Antonio, Austin and other Texas Metropolitan Statistical Areas, check out our Market Reports. The reports are free, and each covers Census data, employment and unemployment, major industries, business climate, education, transportation and infrastructure issues, growth patterns and more.