Pittsburgh Best For SMB’s


  • Citymart has named Pittsburgh the best place to launch a small business.
  • The analysis included 56 U.S. cities.
  • ELITE chose to relocate its business to Pittsburgh (from Miami) in 2015 due to Western Pennsylvania’s thriving business community as well as its top-notch colleges and universities.

Pittsburgh named best city for small businesses

Cities look to innovative solutions to face of urgent issues like social cohesion and climate change. Mayors around the country have pledged to innovate and buy more from small business, but are they walking the walk?

Pittsburgh, PA is walking that walk — the city (headquarters of ELITE Transit Solutions) has been named the best place in the United States to launch a small business. The city scored highest on the Small Business Accessibility Score (SBAS), providing the best discovery and decision-making experience.

Citymart — a consulting organization that helps cities find ways to innovate — released a list of the best cities for small businesses, and Pittsburgh was at the top. The organization gathered data on 56 cities, assigning a “Small Business Accessibility Score,” to each. The scores range from zero to five. Pittsburgh led the way with a score of 4.30, followed by San Antonio, Texas at 4.15 and San Diego, California at 4.07. Learn more about the rankings and view the full list on the Citymart website.

About Elite Transit Solutions (ELITE)
ELITE is a third-party logistics (3PL) company that services the freight management industry. Clients include food and beverage, OEM, industrial, and chemical companies. The company has twice been honored on the Inc. 5000 list (2017, 2018) as one of America’s fastest-growing companies and has received numerous additional awards such as Food Logistics’ Rock Stars, Best In Biz, Pittsburgh Business Times’ Fastest Growing, and Auburn University’s Top Tigers.

Learn about career opportunities at ELITE Transit Solutions.

Pittsburgh scored highest on the Small Business Accessibility Score (SBAS) — 4.30 out of 5.00. The city provides the best discovery and decision-making experience.

Citymart — 2019

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