Dr. Winslow Sargeant is the sixth Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy, appointed by President Obama August 19, 2010. The Office of Advocacy...
Additional Data for State Profiles
Sheet 1: Firm Data by Industry
The table breaks out each state’s total firms into 24 firm size categories and 85 industries. The workbook includes the number of employing firms, establishments, employment and annual payroll.
Sheet 2: Job Creation Data
The data includes establishments and employment. It also has the statistics for openings and closings. This table allows researchers to determine two things: net job creation by firm size as well as the number of small firm births and deaths for states and industries. (To determine births and deaths, the number of establishments is a proxy for small firms.)
Sheet 3: Firm Data by U.S. County
The spreadsheet includes the number of employing firms, establishments, employment, and annual payroll by county.
Sheet 4: Abbreviation and Range Code Description
The letters appear in cells where the Census Bureau has not given a data point for business privacy reasons. The letter codes roughly indicate the size of the suppressed data.
Using the Workbook
Each spreadsheet can be filtered for multiple variables—state, county, industry, size of firm, establishments, employment, payroll, and so forth.
For additional assistance, contact Office of Advocacy Economist Brian Headd.