The high quality of living and clean air makes thinking and dreaming second nature for Oregonians in Portland. This area is driven by the spirit of innovation and perseverance. People come to Portland for the hiking and biking and end up staying for decades because of the mental freedom.
Home to fun, young companies like SurveyMonkey and Dotster, Portland is known for supporting its startups. Entrepreneurs are drawn to Portland because everyone is welcome, from hipsters to emo kids, older dreamers to teen CEOs.
This vast city contains the nation’s third-largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies. It’s also the 17th largest economy in the world. Entrepreneurs know immediately that this is a place to live and work, but not a place to fool around.
Whereas the other listed cities allow for follies and failed attempts, Atlanta is known to be unforgiving in the best of ways. It turns beginners into leaders, and thinkers into philosophers.
Young entrepreneurs can be made anywhere, but these five are known as the best. Whether you prefer to take the touch streets of Atlanta by storm, or to slowly dream your way to success in Portland, you can be a success in these cities.