The Business Formation Statistics (BFS) provide quarterly data on business applications and business formations by state and nationwide. The current data is a beta version that covers the period from the 3rd quarter of 2004 to the 1st quarter of 2016. The data will be updated at a later date.
These tables contain the number of Business Applications in a given quarter by state and nationwide. In addition, three subsets of the business applications are presented: High-Propensity Business Applications (HBA), Business Applications with Planned Wages (WBA), Business Applications for a Corporation (CBA). All series are provided with and without seasonal adjustment.