I am currently in Mexico and am planning to move back to the US. My question is, if one wanted to set up a small equipment rental shop catering to indie productions, commercials, etc, where would be the better place? I have about the equivalent of a 1-ton equipment truck in gear (Lighting, Grip, Sound, Camera, etc). My concern with each city is that in LA the competition is fierce (complete weeks are rented at day and a half rates), and in NY getting around with equipment is a MAJOR pain.
Any thoughts which city might be better for a start up?