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Ease of Doing Business

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EaseĀ 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
Albuquerque, New Mexico 79.42 19
Anchorage, Alaska 72.19 62
Atlanta, Georgia 80.91 9
Aurora, Colorado 78.33 27
Austin, Texas 77.74 32
Baltimore, Maryland 73.02 60
Billings, Montana 71.71 64
Birmingham, Alabama 66.36 73
Boise, Idaho 83.74 2
Boston, Massachusetts 70.82 66
Bridgeport, Connecticut 70.35 67
Buffalo, New York 66.63 72
Burlington, Vermont 64.17 75
Chandler, Arizona 78.40 24
Charleston, South Carolina 73.36 59
Charleston, West Virginia 71.83 63
Charlotte, North Carolina 81.39 5
Cheyenne, Wyoming 80.81 10
Chicago, Illinois 76.33 42
Cincinnati, Ohio 79.31 20
Cleveland, Ohio 74.91 55
Colorado Springs, Colorado 78.94 22
Columbus, Ohio 80.21 14
Dallas, Texas 78.47 23
Denver, Colorado 79.67 17
Des Moines, Iowa 76.39 41
Detroit, Michigan 71.55 65
Durham, North Carolina 76.70 37
Fargo, North Dakota 79.69 16
Fort Worth, Texas 76.20 46
Fresno, California 60.96 81
Greensboro, North Carolina 79.30 21
Henderson, Nevada 80.56 12
Honolulu, Hawaii 76.52 40
Houston, Texas 78.39 25
Indianapolis, Indiana 77.32 33
Jackson, Mississippi 76.57 39
Jacksonville, Florida 81.04 8
Jersey City, New Jersey 70.16 68
Kansas City, Missouri 78.11 30
Las Vegas, Nevada 79.79 15
Lexington, Kentucky 78.36 26
Lincoln, Nebraska 75.20 50
Little Rock, Arkansas 78.14 29
Los Angeles, California 56.48 82
Louisville, Kentucky 76.61 38
Manchester, New Hampshire 75.09 52
Memphis, Tennessee 76.08 47
Mesa, Arizona 76.30 44
Miami, Florida 79.45 18
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 76.72 36
Minneapolis, Minnesota 74.96 53
Nashville, Tennessee 78.17 28
New Orleans, Louisiana 74.95 54
New York, New York 64.71 74
Newark, New Jersey 62.41 79
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 80.52 13
Omaha, Nebraska 77.13 34
Orlando, Florida 81.67 4
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 80.62 11
Phoenix, Arizona 75.27 49
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 76.31 43
Portland, Oregon 69.60 69
Portland, Maine 67.23 71
Providence, Rhode Island 62.40 80
Raleigh, North Carolina 82.73 3
Salt Lake City, Utah 84.33 1
San Antonio, Texas 75.20 51
San Diego, California 62.62 76
San Francisco, California 62.50 78
San Jose, California 62.58 77
San Juan, Puerto Rico 42.21 83
Seattle, Washington 73.65 57
Sioux Falls, South Dakota 81.19 7
St. Louis, Missouri 77.85 31
St. Paul, Minnesota 74.00 56
Tampa, Florida 81.20 6
Tucson, Arizona 75.88 48
Tulsa, Oklahoma 76.20 45
Virginia Beach, Virginia 72.71 61
Washington, District of Columbia 68.32 70
Wichita, Kansas 77.02 35
Wilmington, Delaware 73.39 58