Metro Milwaukee Ranks High as Place for New Business

Author: Carroll University

Published Date: 11/5/2019

Categories: Business University News

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In June 2018, Milwaukee was named the fifth best market for recent college graduates in a survey from
The Milwaukee-West Allis-Waukesha area has been named No. 6 in a new study looking at the top places for new businesses in the U.S. in 2019. Smart Advisor Match analyzed 50 metros areas. 

​Key measures included:
  • New businesses as a percentage of total business
  • Startup early survival rate
  • Percentage of all businesses that break even or make a profit.
  • Percentage of all businesses ceasing operations because of finances,
  • Percentage of businesses with a loan from a bank/financial institution.
  • Percentage of businesses getting $100,000 or more from a bank/financial institution.
In the Milwaukee metro area, about 18% of businesses had at least $100,000 from a bank/financial institution—the second-highest rate in the study. The area also had the fourth-lowest percentage of businesses that stopped operations due to finances (1.2%), and the study found that about 4.3% of businesses in the area are new businesses.

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