"Florida has long been ranked as one of the best places to start a small business, and South Florida in particular is known for its entrepreneurial spirit...Florida ranked No. 1 thanks to its 5.5% corporate tax rate, which allows more money to flow back into businesses, and the third-highest small-business loan amount secured per employee, at $4,913. The Sunshine State also had the most jobs created by startups per 1,000 residents living in the state." (Article link below.) http://www.bizjournals.com/southflorida/news/2023/05/25/small-businesses-flourish-in-south-florida.html