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The Best Cities for Entrepreneurs

This story appears in the August 2013 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

The search for the next , Beach or Alley has become a mission for Shane Reiser, co-founder of the Startup Genome. His database of startup ecosystems has been cataloging founders, investors, deals and the local community since 2011, all in an effort to uncover the next big thing. This year, he's found five cities that have laid the foundation for small companies to find the investors and operational footing they need to grow big.

Tucson, Ariz.
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