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Reno ranks among best as start-up site

Nevada ranks best in the nation for

entrepreneurs, and Reno ranks No. 5

among the best small metro areas to start

or grow a company, says a Massachusettsbased

consultant.

Cognetics of Watham, Mass., recently

released its “Entrepreneurial Hot Spots:

The Best Places in America to Start and

Grow a Company.” It ranks the states and

regions most favored by entrepreneurs.

“The rankings are a direct result of

hard-fought battles to keep business taxes

low in Nevada,” said Harry York chief

executive officer of the Reno-Sparks

Chamber of Commerce.

The other cities in the top five for

entrepreneurs, the Cognetics study said,

are Las Vegas, Jacksonville, Charleston,

S.C. and Austin, Texas.

An August survey conducted by Site

Selection Magazine gave Nevada’s business

climate a top 10 ranking by real

estate executives.