Utah was named the best state for entrepreneurs, according to Amazon's data regarding small and medium businesses.
The Beehive state ranked ahead of California and New York.
“It is exciting to see Utah at the top of our list ahead other great entrepreneurial states like California and New York,” Nicholas Denissen, vice president at Amazon, said in a press release. “From incredible handmade artisans to small businesses inventing sustainable and eco-friendly products, there are thousands of Utah-based businesses demonstrating a tremendous entrepreneurial spirit — more per capita than in any other state. More than 300,000 small and medium-sized businesses from across the U.S. that started selling on Amazon in 2017, and we’re working hard to help them all keep growing.”
Denissen said over 300,000 small and medium businesses sell their products on Amazon. Nearly half of the items sold on Amazon worldwide are from small and medium-sized businesses. These companies are from every state in the U.S. and are in more than 130 countries around the world. However, Utah seems to be a good place to start a business.
“Selling on Amazon has made my Utah-based home business possible,” Christine Krogue, of Mama Moon Boutique in Salt Lake City, said in a press release. “Amazon customers make up 99 percent of my business and have allowed me to grow my business to a multi-million dollar company, hire additional stay-at-home moms in my neighborhood, and make a difference in the lives of my partners in Nepal.”
The Top 10 Most Entrepreneurial States:
- New York
- New Jersey