Office of Advocacy Announces Small Business Profiles for Congressional Districts

Release Number: 19-9

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, the Office of Advocacy, an independent office within the U.S. Small Business Administration, released the Small Business Profiles for the Congressional Districts. The Congressional District Profiles are part of Advocacy’s state profile series, which provides user-friendly snapshots of national, state, and congressional district small business statistics.

“This is the first time Advocacy has created a small business profile for every congressional district,” said Acting Chief Counsel Major L. Clark III. “The profiles inform policymakers, researchers, and stakeholders on how small businesses are contributing to their local economies. They also show the industries where small business jobs are coming from.”

The profiles focus on the impact of small employers. Each profile provides the district’s total number of small employers and their industry breakout, plus the number of people employed and payroll expended. The profiles also show the total number of self-employed workers and a map showing how they are distributed in the district.

 “Even at the congressional district level, the data clearly show small businesses play a key role in the economy,” continued Clark. “These new profiles demonstrate that small businesses are an important constituency in a congressional district.”

The profiles cover the 436 congressional districts in the 50 states and the District of Columbia, and they are based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The district lines are based on the 115th Congress. To view the small business profiles, visit the Office of Advocacy webpage.

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