2021 Small Business Profiles For The States, The District of Columbia, and The U.S.

Advocacy’s annual State Profiles provide a snapshot of each state’s small businesses. The profiles gather the latest federal economic data into state-by-state snapshots of small business health and economic activity.  

This year’s profiles focus on state small business dynamics and employment. They answer questions like: 

  • How many small businesses are in my state? 
  • How many people do small businesses employ? 
  • How many jobs do they create? 
  • How many establishments opened and closed? 
  • What industries have the most small businesses?  
  • What demographic groups own the most small businesses? 
  • How much do small businesses export? 

Traditional small business datasets still predate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information on how COVID-19 has impacted small businesses, see here

The files below contain the 50 individual state profiles, plus profiles for the United States and District of Columbia.  Small business profiles of the U.S. Territories and Congressional Districts will be released later this year.  

2021 Small Business Profiles
ConnecticutDelawareDistrict of Columbia
NebraskaNevadaNew Hampshire
New JerseyNew MexicoNew York
North CarolinaNorth DakotaOhio
Rhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth Dakota
West VirginiaWisconsinWyoming
United StatesAll Profiles (50 states and DC)

2021 Small Business Profiles for the Territories

American SamoaGuamNorthern Mariana Islands
Puerto RicoUS Virgin Islands

Notes on the data and methodology used are available here.

*2021 Territory profiles were added December 28, 2021. Original post went online on August 30, 2021.

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