Hot Cities

Top 5 Cities By Region (1998)

Top 5 Central Cities

1. Indianapolis, IN (6*)

2. San Antonio, TX (9)

3. Austin/San Marcos, TX (14)

4. Fort Worth/Arlington, TX (15)

5. Dallas, TX (19)

*overall ranking

Top 5 West Cities

1. Portland/Vancouver, OR/WA (23*)

2. Seattle/Bellevue/Everett, WA (28)

3. San Jose, CA (31)

4. Riverside/San Bernardino, CA (34)

5. San Diego, CA (39)

*overall ranking

Top 5 Southeast Cities

1. Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill, NC (1*)

2. Jacksonville, FL (2)

3. Orlando, FL (3)

4. Atlanta, GA (4)

5. Charlotte/Gastonia/Rock Hill, NC/SC (5)

*overall ranking

Top 5 Northeast Cities

1. Middlesex/Somerset/Hunterdon, NJ (25*)

2. Monmouth/Ocean, NJ (35)

3. New York, NY (41)

4. Pittsburgh, PA (43)

5. Boston, MA/NH (45)

*overall ranking

Top 4 Mountain Cities

1. Salt Lake City/Ogden, UT (10*)

2. Phoenix/Mesa, AZ (16)

3. Las Vegas, NV/AZ (18)

4. Denver, CO (33)

*overall ranking

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This article was originally published in the October 1998 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: Hot Cities.

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