State Rankings

This section presents maps and rankings for the Kauffman Index. Below, select between these Kauffman Index reports, each focused on a different aspect of entrepreneurial activity.

The Kauffman Index of Startup Activity focuses on new business creation activity and people engaging in business startup activity.


The Kauffman Index of Main Street Entrepreneurship focuses on local, established small business activity and their business owners.


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Map Visualizations

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Startup Activity
Startup Activity Rank »
Rate of New Entrepreneurs »
Opportunity Share of New Entrepreneurs »
Startup Density »


Main Street

Larger States:

Main Street Rank »
Rate of Business Owners »
Estimated Small Business Density »


Smaller States:

Main Street Rank »
Rate of Business Owners »
Estimated Small Business Density »