Kauffman Index 2017: Growth Entrepreneurship National Trends

52 Pages Posted: 1 Dec 2017

Date Written: October 1, 2017


The Growth Entrepreneurship Index is a composite measure of entrepreneurial business growth in the United States that captures growth entrepreneurship in all industries and measures business growth from both revenue and job perspectives. It includes three component measures of business growth: Rate of Startup Growth, Share of Scaleups, and High-Growth Company Density. These measures integrate comprehensive and timely data that covers the entire universe of the approximately 5 million employer businesses in the United States, as well as a privately collected benchmark of growth businesses.

This new report shows that U.S. entrepreneurial growth has gone up, rebounding from the great recession slump across different industries and geographies. The rate of startup growth in their first five years of operation is above pre-Recession levels.

Keywords: Kauffman Index, entrepreneurship, entrepreneur, growth, new business, job creation, United States, exits

Suggested Citation

Foundation, Ewing Marion Kauffman and Morelix, Arnobio and Russell-Fritch, Joshua, Kauffman Index 2017: Growth Entrepreneurship National Trends (October 1, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3080706 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3080706

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation (Contact Author)

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation ( email )

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Kansas City, MO 64110-2046
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HOME PAGE: www.kauffman.org

Arnobio Morelix

Startup Genome ( email )

212 Clara Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
United States

Joshua Russell-Fritch

Independent ( email )

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