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Office of Advocacy

The independent voice for small business in the Federal Government and the source of small business statistics.

Advocacy is an independent voice for small business within the federal government and is the watchdog for the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA). Advocacy advances the views and concerns of small business before Congress, the White House, the federal agencies, the federal courts and state policy makers.

Office Spotlight

The Office of Advocacy’s Small Business Profiles for the States and Territories are an annual analysis of each state’s small business activities. This year’s profiles feature a new and improved format. They provide information on small business employment, industry composition, small business borrowing, exporting, and survival rates, as well as business owner demographics. The profiles provide information for the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. territories and United States. Detailed historical data may be found in the Small Business Economy.