The nation’s biggest metros are obvious places to look when starting a new enterprise. San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Seattle. Everyone knows those hubs are brimming with creative types where ideas, money and success seem to flourish. But what if you’re not the “big city” type? Or, what if there are thousands of other wannabe entrepreneurs just like you who have already satiated these spaces?
Consider a smaller entrepreneur city. These relatively undiscovered cities that may provide even more resources and opportunities than their bigger counterparts. One example is Bend, Ore. Entrepreneur highlights this city as an example of what can happen when a few key factors come together to create a synergy that supports the entrepreneurial spirit.
While the story focuses on this particular city, it serves as a template for what makes certain region better than others when it comes to launching a new idea.
Here are a few characteristics that have led Bend to become such an entrepreneurial hit. We have a feeling that other cities that share these qualities will do just as well in the near future.
- Desirable living environment
- An appreciation of technology
- Solid public-private partnership opportunities
- A sense of camaraderie among residents and business owners