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Shreveport is ranked among top cities for business startups

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Shreveport has been named one of the top 20 U.S. cities to start a business, according to social media network Wallet-Hub.com.

The city released results of a study conducted by Wallet-Hub.com that lists Shreveport number 18 on its 2014 "Best Cities to Start a Business" list.

The only other Louisiana city to rank in the top 20 is New Orleans, which was listed number 6. Baton Rouge ranked number 45.

The 150 largest cities in the country were studied and analyzed for entrepreneurial opportunities. Jacksonville, Fla., was ranked at the top of the list, followed by Fayetteville, N.C., Augusta, Ga., and Jackson, Miss.

Fourteen different areas were studied, ranging from the five-year survival rate and the affordability of office space to the educational background of the local labor force.

Click here to see the entire list.

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