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SBO/BITS Special Tabulation: Establishment Expansions, Contractions, and Deaths between 2002-2003, 2002-2004, 2002-2005, and 2002-2006

Under a multi-year agreement with the Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy and the National Women's Business Council, the U.S. Census Bureau created longitudinal estimates of establishment expansions, contractions, and deaths (closed establishments) using 2002 Survey of Business Owners data and the Business Information Tracking Series (BITS), a database that tracks establishments over time. Estimates were created for the periods 2002-2003, 2002-2004, 2002-2005, and 2002-2006.

Note that only those firms in the SBO sample and matching to the BITS were used to create the estimates; the estimates presented here may not match other estimates produced from SBO data. Also, these estimates are presented on an establishment basis rather than on a company or a firm basis like other SBO estimates. An establishment is a single physical location at which business is conducted or services or industrial operations are performed. An enterprise, company, or firm is a business consisting of one or more domestic establishments.

The following data are presented for each period:

Tables 1 through 4
  • Initial year (2002) establishments
  • Initial year (2002) employment
  • Net change in employment
  • Establishment deaths (closed establishments)
  • Net change in employment due to deaths
  • Establishment expansions (establishments with increased employment)
  • Net change in employment due to expansions
  • Establishment contractions (establishments with decreased employment)
  • Net change in employment due to contractions
Tables 5 and 6
  • Initial year (2002) establishments
  • Initial year (2002) employment
  • Initial year (2002) annual payroll
  • Initial year (2002) receipts

Data are tabulated by:

  • NAICS sector (Tables 1, 2, 5, and 6)
  • State (Tables 3 and 4)
  • Enterprise receipts size (Tables 1, 2, 3, and 4)
  • Initial year (2002) enterprise employment size (Tables 5 and 6)
  • Subsequent year enterprise employment size (Tables 5 and 6)
  • Business ownership
    • All firms
    • Publicly held and other firms not classified by gender, ethnicity, and race (Tables 1, 3, and 5)
    • Firms classified by gender, ethnicity, and race (Tables 2, 4, and 6)
      • Male-owned firms
      • Female-owned firms
      • Equally female-/male-owned firms
      • White-owned firms
      • Black- or African American-owned firms
      • Asian-owned firms
      • American Indian- and Alaska Native-, Native Hawaiian- and Other Pacific Islander-, and Other-owned firms
      • Hispanic- or Latino-owned firms
      • Non-Hispanic- or non-Latino-owned firms
Table 2002-2003 2002-2004 2002-2005 2002-2006
Table 1 xls, 106K xls, 110K xls, 108K xls, 110K
Table 2 xls, 1,076K xls, 1,080K xls, 1,083K xls, 1,084K
Table 3 xls, 228K xls, 229K xls, 227K xls, 229K
Table 4 xls, 2,575K xls, 2,606K xls, 2,616K xls, 2,620K
Table 5 xls, 692K xls, 696K xls, 702K xls, 696K
Table 6 xls, 5,322K xls, 5,475K xls, 5,561K xls, 5,647K

Questions about these data should be directed to the SBO staff.

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Survey of Business Owners | (301) 763-3316 | csd.sbo@census.gov Last Revised: November 16, 2012