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TULSA, Okla. – If you are looking to start a business, you won’t have to travel far to be in a good environment.

With the number of self-employed Americans expected to rise to more than 60 million by 2020, WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of the ‘Best Cities to Start a Business in 2015.’

WalletHub analyzed the start-up opportunities in the 150 most populated U.S. cities.

Researchers looked at the number of small businesses per capita, financing accessibility and the education level of the local workforce.

The “Best Cities to Start a Business” are as follows:

  1. Shreveport, La.
  2. Tulsa, Okla.
  3. Springfield, Mo.
  4. Chattanooga, Tenn.
  5. Jackson, Miss.
  6. Sioux Falls, S.D.
  7. Memphis, Tenn.
  8. Augusta, Ga.
  9. Greensboro, N.C.
  10. Columbus, Ga.

Oklahoma City ranked 21st on the list.

Tulsa was found to have the best business environment in the country.

Seven of the worst cities on the list are in California.

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