Entrepreneurs don’t retire, they just find a new project.
Over the past decade, baby boomers produced a high rate of entrepreneurial activity, and Dan Stangler, senior analyst at the Kauffman Foundation, says the number of baby boomers starting a business in their traditional retirement years is likely to increase.
In response to that analysis, U.S. News & World Report identified 10 places that it says are the best places for an entrepreneurial baby boomer to retire. It picked the areas because they have an affordable cost of living, proximity to healthcare, fun recreational amenities, and access to information, particularly colleges and university with technology-focused departments.
Here are their 10 best suggestions:
- Arlington, Va.
- Columbia, Md.
- Fargo, N.D.
- Fayetteville, Ark.
- Fort Collins, Colo.
- Knoxville, Tenn.
- Lincoln, Neb.
- Madison, Wis.
- Round Rock, Tex.
- West Des Moines, Iowa
Source: U.S. News & World Report, Emily Brandon (06/29/2009)