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Firm Characteristics Data Tables

  Excel Comma-Delimited SAS
Economy Wide EW xls EW csv EW sas
Sector SIC xls SIC csv SIC sas
Firm Size SZ xls SZ csv SZ sas
Initial Firm Size ISZ xls ISZ csv ISZ sas
Firm Age AGE xls AGE csv AGE sas
State ST xls ST csv ST sas
Metro/Non-Metro MET xls MET csv MET sas
Firm Age by Firm Size AGExSZ xls AGExSZ csv AGExSZ sas
Firm Age by Initial Firm Size AGExISZ xls AGExISZ csv AGExISZ sas
Firm Age by Sector AGExSIC xls AGExSIC csv AGExSIC sas
Firm Age by Metro/Non-Metro AGExMET xls AGExMET csv AGExMET sas
Firm Age by MSA AGExMSA xls AGExMSA csv AGExMSA sas
Firm Age by State AGExST xls AGExST csv AGExST sas
Firm Size by Sector SZxSIC xls SZxSIC csv SZxSIC sas
Firm Size by Metro/Non-Metro SZxMET xls SZxMET csv SZxMET sas
Firm Size by MSA SZxMSA xls SZxMSA csv SZxMSA sas
Firm Size by State SZxST xls SZxST csv SZxST sas
Initial Firm Size by Sector ISZxSIC xls ISZxSIC csv ISZxSIC sas
Initial Firm Size by Metro/Non-Metro ISZxMET xls ISZxMET csv ISZxMET sas
Initial Firm Size by State ISZxST xls ISZxST csv ISZxST sas
Firm Age by Firm Size by Sector AGExSZxSIC xls1 AGExSZxSIC csv AGExSZxSIC sas
Firm Age by Firm Size by State AGExSZxST xls2 AGExSZxST csv AGExSZxST sas
Firm Age by Firm Size by Metro/Non-Metro AGExSZxMET xls
(Metro)
AGExSZxNonMET xls
(Non-Metro)
AGExSZxMET csv AGExSZxMET sas
Firm Age by Firm Size by MSA AGExSZxMSA xls3 AGExSZxMSA csv AGExSZxMSA sas
Firm Age by Initial Firm Size by Sector AGExISZxSIC xls1 AGExISZxSIC csv AGExISZxSIC sas
Firm Age by Initial Firm Size by State AGExISZxST xls2 AGExISZxST csv AGExISZxST sas
Firm Age by Initial Firm Size by Metro/Non-Metro AGExISZxMET xls
(Metro)
AGExISZxNonMET xls
(Non-Metro)
AGExISZxMET csv AGExISZxMET sas
Firm Age by Firm Size by Metro/Non-Metro by State AGExSZxMETxST xls
(Metro)4
AGExSZxNonMETxST xls
(Non-Metro)4
AGExSZxMETxST csv AGExSZxMETxST sas
Firm Age by Initial Firm Size by Metro/Non-Metro by State AGExISZxMETxST xls
(Metro)4
AGExISZxNonMETxST xls
(Non-Metro)4
AGExISZxMETxST csv AGExISZxNonMETxST sas

1 This link takes you to a directory on our FTP server, which contains one Excel file for each of the nine sectors.

2 This link takes you to a directory on our FTP server, which contains one Excel file for each of the 51 states (all U.S. states plus the District of Columbia).

3 This link takes you to a page where you can access one Excel file for each MSA (2009 Definitions).

4 This link takes you to a directory on our FTP server, which contains two Excel files (Metro and Non-metro) for each of the 51 states (all U.S. states plusthe District of Columbia).



 What is the BDS?

The Business Dynamics Statistics (BDS) is a public use data set of annual aggregate statistics describing establishment openings and closings, firm startups, job creation and destruction by firm size, age, industrial sector, and state.


 BDS Codebook

BDS 2012 Codebook

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