Business Dynamics Statistics (BDS)
The Business Dynamics Statistics (BDS) annual data series describes establishment–level business dynamics along dimensions absent from similar databases including firm age and firm size. BDS are created from the Longitudinal Business Database (LBD), a confidential database available to qualified researchers through secure Census Bureau Research Data Centers. A unique feature of the BDS is its longitudinal source data that permit tracking establishments and firms over time.
BDS data tables show key economic data:
The BDS series provides:
Business Dynamics Statistics (BDS) Visualization Tools are now available. Create geographic, cross–sectional, or time series charts.
Then print and export selected data and charts.
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The Synthetic Longitudinal Business Database (SynLBD) is a beta version of a public–use synthetic longitudinal business microdata product that provides researchers a way to explore relationships in the microdata while protecting the confidentiality of establishments' information.