National Index

Each index listed below calculates a composite indicator focusing on a different aspect of entrepreneurial activity. The indices consolidate various components into one national picture, benchmarking entrepreneurship in the United States in any year to historical averages.

LATEST! The Kauffman Index of Startup Activity measures business startup activity (i.e., new venture creation) from 1997 to 2016 for the United States.


The Kauffman Index of Main Street Entrepreneurship measures established small business activity – focusing on businesses more than five years old with less than fifty employees – from 1997 to 2015 for the United States.

The Kauffman Index of Growth Entrepreneurship measures entrepreneurial business growth from 1982-2016 in the United States.



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