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Doing Business North America

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. The overall Ease of Doing Business score is derived from a summation of the scores awarded in each of the six categories measured by this report. This Ease of Doing Business measure 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 cities are then ranked below based on their scores from highest (the top scorer receives first place) to lowest (the lowest scorer receives 115th place).  

City Sort descending Ease of Doing Business Starting a Business Employing Workers Getting Electricity Registering Property Paying Taxes Resolving Insolvency
Acapulco, Guerrero 102 47 114 103 78 87 3
Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes 84 90 95 91 66 77 3
Albuquerque, New Mexico 25 22 24 51 17 83 1
Anchorage, Alaska 15 20 11 72 27 41 1
Apizaco, Tlaxcala 82 61 109 108 100 63 3
Arlington, Virginia 2 36 1 61 15 17 1
Atlanta, Georgia 5 62 2 39 14 27 1
Austin, Texas 41 7 51 32 60 19 1
Baltimore, Maryland 49 81 39 3 104 65 1
Billings, Montana 30 44 36 54 53 20 1
Birmingham, Alabama 22 58 26 57 40 29 1
Boca del Rio, Veracruz 112 108 112 99 101 78 3
Boise, Idaho 4 79 25 10 1 24 1
Boston, Massachusetts 48 51 50 67 105 44 1
Bridgeport, Connecticut 57 78 53 42 39 73 1
Buffalo, New York 68 57 67 12 114 53 1
Burlington, Vermont 51 21 55 73 37 52 1
Calgary, Alberta 58 9 65 8 4 43 2
Campeche, Campeche 90 80 97 98 69 103 3
Cancún, Quintana Roo 91 96 106 92 96 88 3
Charleston, West Virginia 11 18 14 53 24 39 1
Charleston, South Carolina 10 13 34 50 8 31 1
Charlotte, North Carolina 6 45 4 21 35 8 1
Cheyenne, Wyoming 8 55 6 40 56 2 1
Chicago, Illinois 45 83 41 4 32 72 1