The East Tennessee region’s two biggest cities did not fare that well in the last WalletHub survey of the best 100 large and 1,337 small cities in which to start a business (see this teknovation.biz article), but ranked much higher in this one titled “2021’s Best & Worst Places to Start a Career.”
WalletHub compared the relative market strength and overall livability of more than 180 U.S. cities to help recent college graduates find the best cradles for their budding careers. In each city, the organization examined 28 key metrics that range from the availability of entry-level jobs to monthly average starting salary to housing affordability.
Knoxville ranked #14, besting Nashville which placed #29. Chattanooga ranked #40 while Memphis was ranked #146. Topping the list were Salt Lake City (#1), Orlando (#2), Atlanta (#3), Austin (#4) and two South Carolina cities – Columbia (#5) and C