Clever Real Estate surveyed the 50 largest metros in the country, ranking them based on the affordability of launching a startup. Houston earned the No. 6 overall spot.
The city ranked just 32nd in cost of living, but Clever recognized the ample opportunities for entrepreneurs in Houston to obtain the necessary capital investments. In the startup growth category, as well as investment in business – which accounted for access to venture capital and private equity – Houston ranked No. 6.
Four of the top 10 metros on the list are located in Texas, with Austin coming in at No. 1 overall.