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June 27, 2022 | Tom Ballard

Startup Genome ranks global ecosystems, Nashville places #27 on emerging list

The 10th anniversary edition of “The Global Startup Ecosystem Report” from Startup Genome has Nashville as having the second highest ranked “emerging entrepreneurial ecosystem” among cities in the Southeast or Midwest at #27 among the top 100.

Described as the world-leading policy advisory and research organization for public and private organizations committed to accelerating the success of their start-up ecosystems, Startup Genome operates a platform of projects and programs in more than 180 countries aimed at making it easier for anyone, anywhere to start and scale a business.

The latest report, which can be downloaded at this link, follows another global ranking of ecosystems released earlier this month by StartupBlink (see article here.) The Startup Genome report highlights the top 30 ecosystems in the world and the top 100 emerging ecosystems.

  • The U.S. cities ranked in the top 30 global ecosystems start with Silicon Valley at #1 followed by New York City, tied with London at #2, then Boston (#4), Los Angeles (#6), Seattle (#9), Washington, DC (#11), San Diego (#13), Chicago (#19), Denver and Boulder (#24), Austin (#25), Philadelpha (#27), and Salt Lake City and Provo (#29).
  • Runners-up for the top 30 ecosystems from the U.S. included Atlanta, tied with Miami, Dallas and two other cities at #31. They were part of the next 10.
  • On the emerging ecosystem list, Research Triangle placed #8, followed by Nashville at #27. Other cities of interest in the region include Tampa Bay (#30), Indianapolis (#35), St. Louis (#39), Charlotte (#41), Columbus (#42), Kansas City (#44), Orlando (#48), Cincinnati (#52), Wilmington, NC (#59), Durham (#75), and New Orleans (#77).

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