Financial experts ranked the best towns in the US to start a business in 2024, and one small town in Missouri rises above the other in the Show-Me State. Which small town in Missouri is the best to start a business in this year? Here are the details...

According to a new ranking from WalletHub, Joplin, Missouri is the best small town in Missouri to start a business in 2024. Joplin ranks 216th overall on WalletHub's list and is the highest-ranking small town in Missouri.

How did WalletHub come up with these rankings? In the article, they say "To determine the best small cities to start a business, WalletHub compared the business-friendliness of more than 1,300 small-sized cities. Our data set of 18 key metrics ranges from the growth rate of the number of small businesses to investor access and labor costs." The next closest Missouri town to Joplin on the list is Gladstone which is ranked 283rd on the list, towns like Jefferson City ranked 392nd, Wentzville ranked 416th, Cape Girardeau ranked 326th, and St. Charles ranked 399th, to see the complete list for yourself, click here!

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Overall, not great for the Show-Me State

Shoutout to Joplin for being named 216th on the list but overall that is not a great sign for Missouri that the best small town to start a business in this year in Missouri is that far down on the overall ranking. Florida has 5 of the top 20 small towns on the list to put it into perspective, states like Utah, Idaho, and North Carolina, really dominate the top of the list, so how can Missouri get more small towns in the top 50?

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