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Spokane Ranked #31 in Nation to Start a Business

Inc. today announced its second annual Surge Cities list, a guide to the best 50 cities in America for starting a business. Coming in 31st on the list is Spokane, WA. In specific criteria categories Spokane came in 6th for Rate of Entrepreneurship, 14th for Population Growth and 19th for Early-Stage Funding Deals.

Inc.’s Surge Cities partner, innovation policy firm Startup Genome, used public data as well as insights from the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America to compile the city rankings. Startup Genome developed its scoring system based on three traits that determine a surge city: growth, opportunity, and innovation.

“Being named in the top 50 Surge Cities in the nation by Inc. recognizes the innovative and entrepreneurial momentum the Spokane region has experienced over the last eight years and validates our hacking Washington initiatives which is part of the One Spokane strategic plan,” said Mayor David Condon.

To see the complete list go to: https://www.inc.com/best-places-start-business.html.

Introduced in 2018, the Surge Cities list quickly established itself as one of Inc.’s most anticipated franchises for early-stage business owners. This year’s package includes examples of thriving young companies in cities of all sizes across the U.S. in addition to the backstories of several founders’ journeys to success.

Inc.’s Surge Cities isue (Winter2019) is available online at https://www.inc.com/best-places-start-business.html and on newsstands beginning December 12. Join the Surge Cities conversation using #IncSurgeCities.

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