CORRECTED: Economic Recovery Depends on Small Business
Release Date: Monday, January 26, 2009
Release Number: 09-02rev ADVO
Contact: John McDowell, (202) 205-6941

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a news release issued January 23 by the Office of Advocacy, the percentage of the state’s workforce employed by small business was incorrect. The following table details the correct percentage for each state. This number replaces the percentage quoted in the first paragraph.

State

Share of Workforce Employed by Small Businesses (Corrected)

State

Share of Workforce Employed by Small Businesses (Corrected)

Alabama

49.7%

Missouri

49.7%

Alaska

55.6%

Montana

69.8%

Arizona

48.8%

Nebraska

51.4%

Arkansas

48.8%

Nevada

44.2%

California

52.1%

New Hampshire

54.9%

Colorado

51.7%

New Jersey

51.1%

Connecticut

49.6%

New Mexico

57.0%

Delaware

48.3%

New York

51.7%

District of Columbia

48.2%

North Carolina

48.6%

Florida

44.0%

North Dakota

63.3%

Georgia

46.3%

Ohio

48.6%

Hawaii

56.1%

Oklahoma

54.0%

Idaho

58.6%

Oregon

57.2%

Illinois

49.2%

Pennsylvania

49.9%

Indiana

48.6%

Rhode Island

57.1%

Iowa

51.6%

South Carolina

50.0%

Kansas

54.6%

South Dakota

63.2%

Kentucky

50.0%

Tennessee

45.1%

Louisiana

54.1%

Texas

46.8%

Maine

60.6%

Utah

49.9%

Maryland

53.4%

Vermont

63.5%

Massachusetts

48.3%

Virginia

49.4%

Michigan

51.6%

Washington

55.7%

Minnesota

51.0%

West Virginia

54.3%

Mississippi

50.1%

Wisconsin

53.4%

 

 

Wyoming

66.2%


For more information and a complete copy of the correct state and territory small business profiles, visit the Office of Advocacy website at www.sba.gov/advo.

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The Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is an independent voice for small business within the federal government. The presidentially appointed Chief Counsel for Advocacy advances the views, concerns, and interests of small business before Congress, the White House, federal agencies, federal courts, and state policymakers. For more information, visit www.sba.gov/advo, or call (202) 205-6533.