Best, Worst Cities for Business Credit Risk


Experian’s third-annual State of Credit report found that the national average business credit score, broken down by city, dropped 4.4% from last year to a level of 55. The following are the best and the worst from the study:

Best cities based on average business credit risk score (lowest) are as follows:




  1. Minneapolis, MN


  2. Madison, WI


  3. Wausau, WI


  4. Sioux Falls, SD


  5. Cedar Rapids, IA



--San Francisco and Boston also appeared in this top 10.




Worst Cities based on average business credit risk score (highest):




  1. Harlingen, TX


  2. Jackson, MS


  3. Corpus Christi, TX


  4. Shreveport, LA


  5. Monroe, LA.



--Memphis and Myrtle Beach also appeared in "bottom" 10.

Most improved average credit scores (for consumers):




  1. Bakersfield, CA


  2. Sioux Falls, SD


  3. Tyler, TX


  4. Wichita Falls, TX


  5. Fort Myers, FL



--Las Vegas and Dallas also appear in this top 10.

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