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'Study: Lincoln, Omaha Named Top 25 Cities For Business Startups'

A new study has placed Nebraska's two largest communities in its list of the best 25 U.S. cities in which to start a business. The study by HeroPay and the HeroPay Academy examined 358 metro statistical areas and ranked Lincoln No. 10 overall, while the Omaha metro came in at No. 25. The study considered government and private-sector data focused on 17 key metrics, including business activity, quality of life, cost of living, labor costs, commute times, and taxes. In addition to the data analysis, the study's researchers surveyed small business owners distributed throughout the country to help understand what aspects are important to small businesses. The study concluded that the best states to start a business were those in the upper Midwest -- including Nebraska, as well as next-door neighbors South Dakota, Wyoming (Cheyenne was rated the No. 1 city to start a business) and Missouri. See the study by clicking here.