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State fact sheets provide snapshots of early-stage entrepreneurial activity

The Kauffman Indicators of Entrepreneurship offer in-depth measures, reports, and interactive data visualizations that present entrepreneurial trends in the U.S. – state fact sheets break down the research to a quick-hit of accessible, user-friendly key data.

Entrepreneurship is important for job creation, innovation, and the economy. The Kauffman Indicators of Entrepreneurship state fact sheets provide a snapshot of various indicators related to early-stage entrepreneurial activity in the Heartland – Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, and Kansas – and 12 other states. More states will be available in the future.

Get a quick look at:

  • How many people are becoming entrepreneurs.
  • How many new entrepreneurs created their business out of opportunity rather than necessity.
  • How many jobs are created by new businesses.
  • How many businesses survive their first year.

The Kauffman Indicators of Entrepreneurship offer in-depth measures, reports, and accompanying interactive data visualizations that present entrepreneurial trends in the United States. The Early-Stage Entrepreneurship series is a set of measures that represents new business creation in the U.S., integrating several high-quality, timely sources of information on early-stage entrepreneurship.

This series is the first set of data in the Kauffman Indicators of Entrepreneurship and is presented across four clear indicators – rate of new entrepreneurs, opportunity share of new entrepreneurs, startup early job creation, and startup early survival rate – as well as one single, early-stage entrepreneurship score, the Kauffman Early-Stage Entrepreneurship (KESE) Index.

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