Research Publications

Advocacy’s Office of Economic Research publishes reports and research products highlighting small business contributions and challenges.  Advocacy’s research is used by policymakers, small business stakeholders, news organizations, and trade associations to understand the importance of small businesses, their current economic trends and characteristics, and the barriers they face. The Office of Advocacy regularly releases research products, ranging from short fact sheets that use new data to show emerging trends to in-depth reports that explore complex issues.

FAQs About Small Business

Advocacy’s Frequently Asked Questions About Small Business provides the latest statistics to understand the status of U.S. small businesses and their main economic contributions.

State Profiles

Advocacy’s State Profiles provide profiles of small business economic activity in each state, metropolitan area, territory, and the U.S. using the latest government data.

Economic Studies

Advocacy’s economic studies provide in-depth economic analysis on important small business topics and issues.

Small Business Facts

Advocacy’s small business facts provide the latest data to show emerging trends in digestible formats.

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