Kauffman Index of Startup Activity
The Kauffman Index of Startup Activity focuses on new business creation activity and people engaging in business startup activity.
Startup Activity Data Visualizations
Startup Activity Reports
These reports provide a broad index measure of business startup activity in the United States. It is an equally weighted index of three normalized measures of startup activity:
- The Rate of New Entrepreneurs in the economy, calculated as the percentage of adults becoming entrepreneurs in a given month.
- The Opportunity Share of New Entrepreneurs, calculated as the percentage of new entrepreneurs driven primarily by "opportunity" vs. "necessity."
- The Startup Density of a region, measured as the number of new employer businesses normalized by total business population.