South Florida's small business owners see plenty of room for improvement in their local government, according to a survey released by Thumbtack.com, in partnership with the Kauffman Foundation. Miami earned a C for overall friendliness. Its neighbors to the north? Fort Lauderdale received a D+ and West Palm Beach earned an A-.
More than 12,000 entrepreneurs nationwide in 82 cities and most states participated in this year’s survey. Some other key findings:
The full survey results can be seen here: www.thumbtack.com/fl/miami/#/2014/1
Other Florida rankings for overall business friendliness: Orlando (A), Jacksonville (B-), Tampa (C+), Cape Coral (C-), Port St. Lucie (C-). Nationwide, the top rated cities overall were Colorado Springs, Boise, Houston, Austin, and Louisville. The lowest rated were Sacramento, Providence, Buffalo, Bridgeport, and San Diego.