The ‘Startup Hubs Across the U.S.’ infograph indicates not only where startups are most likely to appear, but along with that, information funding chances and the biggest challenges they face by region. The American economy is making a bounce back and with it, the opportunities for start-up success.
Among the most successful startup regions are the NYC Metro area, the South, the Midwest and Silicon Valley—a traditional entrepreneurial hot spot. In the decline, however, are New England, the Northwest and the Southwest. These areas were hit fairly hard during the 2008 recession and the graph shows how they have yet to make a full comeback. Having taken a toll on the funding available to startups in these regions, the economic viability of investments here seems to be on the riskier side compared to their thriving counterparts.