In April of 2008, the Fortune Small Business magazine published a list outlining the "100 Best Places to Live and Launch" in the United States. The winners were rated on lifestyle as well as business climate for small business owners. Scottsdale came in at number 25.
According to the magazine, Scottsdale ranked high on culture, nightlife, tourism and a large base of entrepreneurs. Where we fell short was on competition and the high cost to lease commercial space.
The city that took the top honor in the list was Bellevue, Washington. Other Arizona cities that made the list were Oro Valley (outside of Tucson) at number 44 and Prescott at number 92.
For more complete information, please visit the links below:
Link to Scottsdale's Page
Link to the "100 Best Places to Live and Launch" List
Heather Tawes Nelson is an agent who focuses on luxury homes, golf communities & second homes in Scottsdale, Arizona and the Flagstaff golf communities. For more information, please visit www.scottsdaleagent.net.