It's no surprise that Cincinnati's bursting at the seam with startups, which is why it's landed at no. 5 on Midwest Startups' list
of the 50 best cities for startups in the Midwest.
Midwest Startups looked at three criteria:
- Startup activity — how active the startup community is and the size and quality of the available network for new startups; looked at the number of startups and their success rates
- Access to resources — how supportive the city's environment is and what value-add it can provide to help the startup grow; considered quality of talent, investor activity and public and private support
- Economics and demographics — how conducive the city's economic environment is to attract and scale a business; factored in cost of living, population and GDP per capita
Cincinnati came out on top of other Ohio cities, including Cleveland and Columbus, which both placed in the top 10 overall. Smaller Ohio cities like Dayton (no. 21), Akron (no. 26) and Athens (no. 30) also made the list.
See the full ranking here