2017 Kauffman Index of Startup Activity: National Trends

52 Pages Posted: 27 May 2017 Last revised: 9 Jun 2017

Date Written: May 1, 2017

Abstract

The Kauffman Index of Startup Activity is a comprehensive indicator of new business creation in the United States, integrating several high-quality sources of timely entrepreneurship information into one composite indicator of startup activity. The Index captures business activity in all industries and is based on both a nationally representative sample size of more than a half million observations each year and on the universe of all employer businesses in the United States — which covers approximately five million companies. This allows us to look at both entrepreneurs and the startups they create.

This report presents trends in startup activity over the past two decades for the United States. Two upcoming reports look at these same trends in all fifty states and the forty largest U.S. metropolitan areas. Trends in startup activity also are reported at the national level for specific demographic groups for some of the Index components, when available.

Keywords: Kauffman Index, Startup, Activity, National, United States, Research, Cities, Metropolitan

Suggested Citation

Foundation, Ewing Marion Kauffman and Fairlie, Robert W. and Morelix, Arnobio and Tareque, Inara, 2017 Kauffman Index of Startup Activity: National Trends (May 1, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2974462 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2974462

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation ( email )

4801 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110-2046
United States
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HOME PAGE: www.kauffman.org

Robert W. Fairlie

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

Department of Economics
Engineering 2 Bldg.
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

Inara Tareque

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation ( email )

4801 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110-2046
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.kauffman.org

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