Dozens of cool, innovative businesses pop up across the US every day, bringing new technologies, entertainment options, and services to their local communities.
Throughout the year, we’ve highlighted several of these small, independent businesses that have opened over the past five years or so in New York City, San Francisco, Houston, Portland, Boston, New Orleans, Los Angeles, and Chicago, and now we’ve scoured the rest of the country for inventive new ventures.
From a pizza oven on wheels to a boutique where everything’s free — with a catch, of course — there are plenty of smart places to check out. Read on to see our top 50.
Editing by Alex Morrell. Additional reporting by Lauren Browning.