Economic Inclusion of Businesses in Tennessee

This dashboard represents information on the economic inclusion of business owners by race, ethnicity, gender and veteran status in Tennessee. It includes data on businesses with and without employees.

The Survey of Business Owners, which the Census Bureau conducts every five years, is the only comprehensive source on business owners by gender, veteran status, ethnicity and race. In order to avoid identifying individual businesses, the Census Bureau withholds data at specific levels—these pieces of data are included in higher level totals. There are also cases when the Census Bureau withholds data that does not meet their publishing standards.

The 2002 Survey of Business Owners was structured differently than the 2007 and 2012 Surveys of Business Owners. Some of the data is not available (veteran and minority) or has different parameters (race and ethnicity).