Inc lists Charlotte, NC as #2 on it’s list of secret startup hotbeds. From the article:
2. Charlotte, NC
As one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States, Charlotte has developed a thriving startup ecosystem. The city is full of new initiatives and infrastructure designed to support entrepreneurs. Packard Place provides space, training, and networking opportunities for entrepreneurs, while Queen City Forward supports businesses engaged in positive social change. Charlotte is emerging as a singularly supportive place to grow a new business.