Ease of Doing Business

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Ease of Doing Business

The primary objective of the Doing Business North America report is to provide a measure of the ease of doing business for cities in North America. At least one city per state or province was scored. The District of Columbia was included as well. For states with much larger populations than average, more cities (up to four of the largest in the state or province) were included. The Ease of Doing Business Score is derived from a summation of the scores awarded in each of the six categories measured by this report. The Ease of Doing Business Score focuses on the regulatory burdens a small- to medium-sized business would face from the birth of the business to the death of the business in cities across North America. The following explains the process of arriving at the final score.

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Title Sort descending Ease of Doing Business Score Ease of Doing Business Rank
Acapulco, Guerrero 48.12 99
Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes 44.51 108
Albuquerque, New Mexico 72.46 27
Anchorage, Alaska 69.44 55
Apizaco, Tlaxcala 44.90 106
Arlington, Virginia 70.62 48
Atlanta, Georgia 70.97 46
Aurora, Colorado 73.77 16
Austin, Texas 69.31 57
Baltimore, Maryland 68.96 59
Billings, Montana 68.32 63
Birmingham, Alabama 67.66 65
Boca del Rio, Veracruz 33.86 133
Boise, Idaho 71.83 31
Boston, Massachusetts 71.87 30
Bridgeport, Connecticut 65.22 74
Buffalo, New York 66.15 70
Burlington, Vermont 64.60 77
Calgary, Alberta 56.36 88
Campeche, Campeche 42.91 113
Cancún, Quintana Roo 47.87 100
Chandler, Arizona 74.53 13
Charleston, South Carolina 76.11 7
Charleston, West Virginia 49.39 95
Charlotte, North Carolina 73.48 19
Cheyenne, Wyoming 60.83 81
Chicago, Illinois 71.18 43
Chihuahua, Chihuahua 42.62 114
Cincinnati, Ohio 75.88 8
Cleveland, Ohio 71.53 35
Colima, Colima 41.63 118
Colorado Springs, Colorado 78.04 1
Columbus, Ohio 74.27 14
Cuernavaca, Morelos 37.38 127
Culiacán, Sinaloa 42.61 115
Dallas, Texas 69.35 56
Denver, Colorado 75.58 11
Des Moines, Iowa 71.48 37
Detroit, Michigan 65.34 72
Durango, Durango 47.42 101
Durham, North Carolina 77.15 2
Ecatepec, México 35.40 129
Edmonton, Alberta 58.83 83
Fargo, North Dakota 70.93 47
Fort Worth, Texas 73.06 21
Grand Rapids, Michigan 69.63 54
Greensboro, North Carolina 74.12 15
Guadalajara, Jalisco 33.33 134
Halifax, Nova Scotia 56.17 89
Henderson, Nevada 77.13 3
Hermosillo, Sonora 42.93 112
Honolulu, Hawaii 69.73 52
Houston, Texas 73.45 20
Indianapolis, Indiana 65.23 73
Jackson, Mississippi 69.71 53
Jacksonville, Florida 72.71 23
Juárez, Chihuahua 40.96 121
Kansas City, Missouri 72.74 22
La Paz, Baja California Sur 44.86 107
Las Vegas, Nevada 75.58 10
León, Guanajuato 45.88 105
Lexington, Kentucky 72.66 25
Lincoln, Nebraska 71.29 42
Little Rock, Arkansas 75.37 12
Los Angeles, California 65.36 71
Louisville, Kentucky 70.31 51
Manchester, New Hampshire 71.79 32
Memphis, Tennessee 71.34 40
Mérida, Yucatán 39.30 124
Mesa, Arizona 71.58 34
Mexico City, Mexico City 39.19 125
Miami, Florida 72.66 24
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 57.94 85
Minneapolis, Minnesota 71.30 41
Moncton, New Brunswick 50.74 94
Monterrey, Nuevo León 47.05 102
Montreal, Quebec 52.72 92
Morelia, Michoacán 46.13 103
Nashville, Tennessee 72.28 28
Naucalpan, México 41.10 120
New Orleans, Louisiana 66.78 69
New York City, New York 64.78 76
Newark, New Jersey 66.82 68
Nezahualcóyotl, México 43.00 111
Oaxaca, Oaxaca 45.94 104
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73.67 17
Omaha, Nebraska 72.03 29
Orlando, Florida 73.64 18
Ottawa, Ontario 54.33 90
Pachuca, Hidalgo 40.04 122
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 68.92 60
Phoenix, Arizona 71.48 36
Piedras Negras, Coahuila 48.29 98
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 68.53 62
Portland, Oregon 68.88 61
Portland, Maine 63.82 78
Providence, Rhode Island 63.71 79
Puebla, Puebla 41.48 119
Quebec City, Quebec 53.79 91
Querétaro, Querétaro 37.39 126
Raleigh, North Carolina 76.76 6
Reynosa, Tamaulipas 34.54 132
Rochester, New York 64.85 75
Salt Lake City, Utah 76.78 5
Saltillo, Coahuila 36.72 128
San Antonio, Texas 72.60 26
San Diego, California 67.65 66
San Francisco, California 68.18 64
San Jose, California 66.98 67
San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí 43.12 110
San Pedro, Nuevo León 48.99 97
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 44.09 109
Seattle, Washington 61.58 80
Sioux Falls, South Dakota 77.11 4
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador 58.98 82
St. Louis, Missouri 71.75 33
St. Paul, Minnesota 71.46 38
St. Petersburg, Florida 71.11 44
Tampa, Florida 71.35 39
Tepic, Nayarit 41.70 117
Tijuana, Baja California 51.85 93
Toluca, México 42.08 116
Toronto, Ontario 49.08 96
Tucson, Arizona 71.11 45
Tulsa, Oklahoma 75.64 9
Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas 39.79 123
Vancouver, British Columbia 58.68 84
Villahermosa, Tabasco 35.31 130
Virginia Beach, Virginia 57.88 86
Washington, District of Columbia 69.00 58
Wichita, Kansas 70.38 50
Wilmington, Delaware 70.56 49
Winnipeg, Manitoba 56.44 87
Zacatecas, Zacatecas 34.84 131