While tech startups abound, entrepreneurship in other sectors struggles. The differences are in particularly stark relief in Chicago, which had the lowest rate of entrepreneurial activity of the country’s 15 largest metro areas in 2011–tying Detroit. In 2013, it ranked second to last. Illinois, for example, ranks 42nd in post-recession job growth.

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