2022 Small Business Profiles for the States, Territories, and Nation

Advocacy’s annual State Profiles gather the latest federal economic data into state-by-state snapshots of small business economic activity.  

The 2022 State Profiles are the first to contain data gathered during the COVID-19 pandemic. Three sections – business dynamics, small business loans, and small business exports – reflect 2020 data. The profiles also represent the first state by state breakdown of small business openings and closings during the pandemic as well as changes to employment.  

The 2022 State Profiles 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? 

Some 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, District of Columbia, and the U.S. Territories.

2022 Small Business Profile for the U.S.

United States

2022 Small Business Profiles for the States

2022 Small Business Profiles for the Territories

American SamoaGuamNorthern Mariana Islands
Puerto RicoUS Virgin Islands

All Profiles (United States, 50 states, District of Columbia, Territories)

State Profile Technical Notes