CHICAGO ( TheStreet) -- Everyone loves a good Top 10 list. It's reassuring to have a complicated subject condensed into organized, easy-to-understand chunks.Certainly, business associations and media outlets know lists grab attention, so headlines such as "The Best Places to Start a New Business" or "The Best States for Entrepreneurs" crop up regularly. Even if we know it's impossible to narrow down one "best" place, we're drawn by the lure of discovering the secret to successful start-ups.
|Entrepreneurial hot spots vary dramatically depending what rankings you look at. Massachusetts scores points for drawing innovation industries to cities such as Cambridge but loses them for heavy regulatory burdens and high taxes.|