By Audrey Eads
Staff writer Posted May. 3, 2016 at 2:36 pm Updated May 3, 2016 at 4:35 PM
If you’re planning to start a business in Illinois, Belvidere is one of the best places to be, according to a new study by WalletHub.
Belvidere was ranked sixth in Illinois of the best small cities to start a business.
Each of the 1,268 small-size cities tested in the WalletHub study was analyzed for business friendliness using a set of 15 key metrics ranging from “average growth in number of small businesses” to “office-space affordability.”Here’s how Belvidere stacked up:6: Illinois rank (after North Chicago, Carbondale, Northbrook, Decatur and Round Lake Beach, respectively)241: Overall rank38.97: Total score out of 50193: Business environment rank392: Business costs rank908: Access-to-resources rankFor the full study: tinyurl.com/wallethubbiz