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With close to 8 million minority-owned businesses in the country (and growing), it is increasing necessary for minority entrepreneurs to locate themselves in areas that are favorable in achieving success.

According to Small Business Trends, San Francisco topped the list for minority owned business success “with the highest rate of self-employed minorities as well as high parity of business ownership.”

The ranking was created by LendingTree, an online platform that connects small businesses with lending opportunities. “According to the company, the 50 largest metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) in the US were scored by analysts. The scoring was based on the percentage of minorities in each MSA who identify as self-employed along with the percentage of minority-owned businesses that have been in operation for six or more years.”

When accounting for revenue, businesses that were making at least $500,000 annually, based on the 2016 Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs were included. “This was limited to businesses with paid employees which have been designated minority or equally minority/non-minority owned.”

So just which cities topped the list? Check out the Best and Worst cities for minority entrepreneurs below:

Top 10 Cities

1)San Francisco
2) San Jose
3) Washington DC
4) Los Angeles
5) Seattle
6) Portland
7) Sacramento
8) Pittsburgh
9) Atlanta
10) Cincinnati

Bottom 10 Cities

50) St Louis
49) Kansas City
48) Cleveland
47) Milwaukee
46) Providence
45) Buffalo
43) Detroit
43) Jacksonville
42) Orlando
41) Denver