The Omaha-Council Bluffs metro area has been ranked the fifth-best metro area in which to work for a small business, according to a recent analysis by WalletHub.
The analysis ranked the 100 largest metro areas, taking into account factors such as net small-business job growth; the number of small businesses per 1,000 residents; the unemployment rate; median annual income adjusted for cost of living; projected population growth; industry variety; and earnings for small-business employees.
Omaha ranked eighth when it came to industry variety and had the second-lowest unemployment rate.
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia in North and South Carolina ranked first; followed by Raleigh, North Carolina; Oklahoma City; and Austin-Round Rock, Texas, in fourth.
The bottom five included Fresno, California; Scranton-Wilkes Barre-Hazelton, Pennsylvania; Toledo, Ohio; Stockton-Lodi, California; and Youngstown-Warren-Boardman Ohio and Pennsylvania in last.