Delaware

Delaware

Newark

Population: 28,881
Labor force: 15,700
Startups per 1,000 people: 2.97
Small business per 1,000 people: 32

What to know about starting up in Newark:
"Newark has been a great place to start because of its proximity to the University [of Delaware]. We have access to the best and brightest minds. We're able to pick through them and add them to our team. If we were in Silicon Valley, the top guy would have 50 other options. We're close enough to Philadelphia that we have access to the venture capital there."
-Michael Phelan, president and CEO, network and application performance management firm SevOne