The Kauffman Index 2015: Main Street Entrepreneurship National Trends

Posted: 4 Dec 2015

See all articles by Robert W. Fairlie

Robert W. Fairlie

University of California, Santa Cruz - Department of Economics

Arnobio Morelix

Startup Genome

Joshua Russell-Fritch

Independent

E. J. Reedy

University of Chicago - Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship

Date Written: December 2015

Abstract

This report provides a broad index measure of small local business activity in the United States. It presents an equally weighted index of two normalized measures of small and local business activity:

1. The Rate of Business Owners in the economy, calculated as the percentage of adults who own a business on average, per year.

2. The Established Small Business Density of a region, measured as the number of established (older than five years) small employer businesses (with less than fifty employees) normalized by population.

Keywords: kauffman index, startup, business, national, united states

Suggested Citation

Fairlie, Robert W. and Morelix, Arnobio and Russell-Fritch, Joshua and Reedy, E. J., The Kauffman Index 2015: Main Street Entrepreneurship National Trends (December 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2698813 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2698813

Robert W. Fairlie

University of California, Santa Cruz - Department of Economics ( email )

Department of Economics
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Santa Cruz, CA 95064
United States
831-459-3332 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://econ.ucsc.edu/~fairlie/

Arnobio Morelix (Contact Author)

Startup Genome ( email )

212 Clara Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
United States

Joshua Russell-Fritch

Independent ( email )

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E. J. Reedy

University of Chicago - Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship ( email )

5807 S. Woodlawn Ave., Suite 207
Chicago, IL 60637
United States
773-834-0812 (Phone)

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