Study: Tampa cheap for biz
A study by KPMG found Tampa to be the least expensive place for business among cities with populations of more than two million.
A release accompanying the study cited “very competitive labor costs along with moderately-low office/industrial leasing and sales tax costs” as significant factors in the determination.
Tampa's cost index was found to be 96.0, suggesting business costs are 4.0% lower than the national baseline level.
The top five list of lowest-cost cities as calculated by the study was rounded out by Atlanta (with a cost index of 96.3), Miami (97.0), Baltimore (97.1), and Dallas-Fort Worth (97.7).
The five most expensive cities were San Francisco (104.1), New York (102.0), Los Angeles (101.4), San Diego (100.9), and Boston (100.8).