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Hot Cities 2006

Whether you're looking to expand, relocate or simply stay put, our 12th annual Hot Cities report will give you the lowdown on the nation's most dynamic cities for entrepreneurs.

This story appears in the September 2006 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Phoenix boasts some of the hottest temperatures around, but that's not all--it's also a hotbed of entrepreneurial activity. For the second year running, Phoenix has captured the top spot in Entrepreneur and NPRC's Annual Entrepreneurial Hot Cities rankings of the nation's best places to start and grow a business.

In the rest of the West, outside high-tech powerhouse San Diego, the high-cost Golden State is losing a bit of its luster these days. But an influx of house-rich California migrants has boosted the entrepreneurial energy level in surrounding states and cities, including top-ranked Phoenix.

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