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Project

Research on Entrepreneurship in Low-Income Areas

Official Title
Research on Entrepreneurship in Low-Income Areas
Location(s)
Washington, DC
Dates
9/2015 – 9/2016
Market
Workforce Development Practice Areas
Social Programs Practice Areas
Practice Areas
Economic Development
Entrepreneurship
Labor Economics
Services
Research Services
Client
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
Methodologies
Data Collection, Analysis & Reporting
Quantitative Data Analysis

IMPAQ worked with the U.S. Small Business Administration on a study that aimed to close research gaps on entrepreneurship in low-income areas by examining the characteristics and income sources of self-employed workers in low-income areas, as well as the characteristics of businesses operating in low-income areas. 

The data we analyzed came from the American Community Survey (ACS) and County Business Patterns (CBP) databases. It provided information on the characteristics of self-employed workers and businesses operating in the United States in 2013.