City ranks in top ten in the U.S.

TAMPA - A financial website,, has ranked Tampa the sixth-best city in the country for starting a small business.

Factors that affect the ranking include access to funding, affordability and the quality of the job pool.

Efforts by USF to stimulate small business activity also helped Tampa gain the high ranking.

Nerdwallet says there are 11.5 businesses for every 100 residents in the city.

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