Percent of Population Starting a Business
Rates by Geographic Area
Estimates calculated by Robert W. Fairlie, University of California, Santa Cruz, using the Kauffman Index and the U.S. Census Bureau Current Population Survey (CPS). The entrepreneurship index is the percent of individuals (ages twenty to sixty-four) who do not own a business in the first survey month that start a business in the following month with fifteen or more hours worked. The regions displayed in the chart are San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), Rest of San Francisco Bay Area (San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont MSA), California and the United States.
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Resources for Relevant Data and Reports (show)
- Bay Area Council Economic Institute
- CB Insights
- Center for the Continuing Study of the California Economy
- Collaborative Economics
- FactSet Research Systems, Inc.
- Marin Economic Consulting, LLC
- Moody’s Economy.com
- National Establishment Time Series (NETS, from Don Walls & Assoc)
- National Venture Capital Association
- PricewaterhouseCoopers/National Venture Capital Association MoneyTreeTM Report
- Renaissance Capital
- Small Business Innovation and Technology Awards
- U.S. Census Bureau
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office