Category Archives: Business Ownership

American Community Survey Takes Our Nation’s Demographic Pulse Each Year

Written by: James Treat, US Census Bureau In every census between 1940 and 2000, millions of American households received a “long form”, which contained scores of questions on a wide range of demographic, socioeconomic and housing topics. Following the 2000 … Continue reading

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Pool of Nonemployer Firms Continues to Shrink

Written by: William G. Bostic Jr., Associate Director for Economic Programs Firms that do not have paid employees (businesses ranging from small "mom and pop" corner stores to independent contractors to Internet-based mail order houses) have continued to suffer through … Continue reading

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U.S. Businesses Continue to Show Sharp Declines

Written by: William G. Bostic Jr., US Census Bureau For most, it would not come as a surprise to learn that the last couple of years have been a time of economic hardship for our nation. Headlines have depicted a … Continue reading

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Half of U.S. Businesses Operated from the Home

Written by: Tom Mesenbourg, Deputy Director, US Census Bureau When we think of a business, we often conjure up an image of an office park or perhaps a storefront in a strip mall. But in reality, according to new data … Continue reading

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A New Benchmark for Minority Business Ownership

Written by: Tom Mesenbourg, Deputy Director, US Census Bureau This week, the Census Bureau released a summary of the data it collected on minority-, women and veteran-owned businesses from the 2007 Survey of Business Owners (SBO). These data give us … Continue reading

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