Looking to start a business? How does Tennessee sound to you?

The Volunteer State scored three of the Top 5 spots on WalletHub’s 2016 Best & Worst Cities for Women-Owned Businesses. The list evaluates metro areas based on factors that include prevalence of female entrepreneurship, general friendliness toward new business and gender-equality conditions.

Here are the Top 10:

  1. Nashville, Tenn.
  2. Chattanooga, Tenn.
  3. Columbus, Ohio
  4. Memphis, Tenn.
  5. Milwaukee, Wis.
  6. Rochester, N.Y.
  7. Kansas City, Mo.
  8. Spokane, Wash.
  9. Greensboro, N.C.
  10. Honolulu, Hawaii

California, meanwhile, claimed three of the worst 10 spots, with the San Jose-Sunnyvale area coming in last.

See any surprises here?

Source: 2016’s Best & Worst Cities for Women-Owned Businesses | WalletHub®

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