Kauffman Foundation Hosts Telephone Press Conference to Discuss Startup Activity in States & Metropolitan Areas

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2016 Kauffman Index of Startup Activity shows new business creation, market opportunity and startup density in regions across the United States

Embargoed Data Available Upon Request; to be Released August 25


  • Kauffman Foundation researchers will discuss 2016 state and metropolitan area startup data that will be in reports to be released Thursday, August 25
  • Key findings will include:

o How 2016 state and metro area startup activity compares with the previous year
o Which state and metros had the highest level of activity in 2016, and which ones had the lowest
o Which states and metro areas experienced the greatest upward movement in startup activity in 2016 compared to the year before and which ones had the largest decreases

  • To request an embargoed copy of the reports, contact John Eddy at john(at)goldin(dot)com


  • Aug. 25, Noon – 1 p.m. ET


  • Phone number: 877-362-4919
  • Access code: 816 932 7288

About the Kauffman Index of Startup Activity

The Kauffman Index of Startup Activity measures a broad range of startup activity across the United States and is an early indicator of new business creation. Rather than focusing on inputs, the Kauffman Index focuses primarily on entrepreneurial outputs – the actual results of entrepreneurial activity, such as new companies, business density and growth rates. The data presented in the Startup Index draws from a nationally representative sample size of more than half a million adults each year, and the universe of all employer businesses in the United States – covering approximately 5 million companies. The Startup Index is a unique measure of entrepreneurship because it is more timely and dynamic, excludes “casual” businesses and includes all types of business activity, regardless of industry.

About the Kauffman Foundation

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is a private, nonpartisan foundation that aims to foster economic independence by advancing educational achievement and entrepreneurial success. Founded by late entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Marion Kauffman, the Foundation is based in Kansas City, Missouri, and has approximately $2 billion in assets. For more information, visit http://www.kauffman.org, and follow the Foundation on http://www.twitter.com/kauffmanfdn and http://www.facebook.com/kauffmanfdn.

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