For Themselves, By Themselves
Nonemployer establishments are one of many proxies to measure entrepreneurship. Over 70 percent of total business establishments in the nation are nonemployers. Many of these businesses will move on to hire some employees, eventually generating jobs in their communities. Research by the Edward Lowe Foundation shows that the vast majority of job creation takes place in micro and small businesses. Therefore, the facts for July and August examine who these nonemployers are, what industries in which they work, what percentage of the micro and small businesses are nonemployment establishments, and where these nonemployer businesses are in the nation versus the SRDC region.