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Florida Metros Miss Cut On Tech Startups List

Florida is likely a long-shot at becoming known as the founding state of the next Snapchat or Instagram, according to a new report.

Cities in the Sunshine State missed the cut on a new list of the nation's top metro regions with the most tech startups. Colorado took four spots, including the number one metro for tech startups, Boulder, Colo. 

The list is from a report by technology policy coalition Engine and entrepreneurship research association the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. It was published in Entrepreneur Magazine.

Only a few regions in the south made the list; Raleigh and Durham N.C. and Huntsville, Ala.

Top 25 U.S. Metro Regions with the Highest Ratio of Tech Startups:

  1. Boulder, Colo.
  2. Fort Collins-Loveland, Colo.
  3. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, Calif.
  4. Cambridge-Newton-Framingham, Mass.
  5. Seattle
  6. Denver
  7. San Francisco
  8. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, D.C.-Va.-Md.
  9. Colorado Springs, Colo.
  10. Cheyenne, Wyo.
  11. Salt Lake City
  12. Corvallis, Ore.
  13. Raleigh-Cary, N.C.
  14. Huntsville, Ala.
  15. Provo-Orem, Utah
  16. Bend, Ore.
  17. Austin-Round Rock, Texas
  18. Missoula, Mont.
  19. Grand Junction, Colo.
  20. Sioux Falls, S.D.
  21. Bethesda-Frederick-Rockville, Md.
  22. Durham-Chapel Hill, N.C.
  23. Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, Ore.-Wash.
  24. Wilmington, Del.
  25. Ames, Iowa
Patrick Donges served as WJCT's Digital Content Editor from August 2013 - August 2014.