Office of Advocacy Releases Small Business Profiles for Congressional Districts
Release No. 20-03 ADV
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, added to Advocacy’s state profile series last year, provide user-friendly annual snapshots of national, state, and congressional district small business statistics.
“Advocacy is pleased to continue the Congressional District Profile series,” said Acting Chief Counsel Major L. Clark III. “The profiles inform lawmakers, researchers, and stakeholders on how small businesses contribute to the local economy while demonstrating the impact of small employers in their communities. These profiles are especially important in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, as communities and small businesses look to recover economically.”
Each profile provides the district’s total number of small employers and their respective industry, in addition to the number of people employed and payroll expended. The profiles also provide a map displaying the total number and distribution of self-employed workers in each district.
The profiles cover the 436 congressional districts in the 50 states and District of Columbia, and they are based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The profiles use the latest small business economic data available at the congressional district level from government sources. However, the data used were collected before the COVID-19 pandemic. District lines are based on the 116th Congress. To view the small business profiles, please visit the Office of Advocacy webpage.