Arkansas Small Business Facts

 

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Arkansas Small Business Facts

2010* 2009 2000
Number of Businesses
Small employers (<500 employees) 49,421 49,753 50,837
Large employers (500+ employees) 1,651 1,672 1,568
Nonemployers 192,034 189,785 152,871
Business Owner Demographics
Male-owned 115 325 66,320
Woman-owned 59 62 8,594
Equally male/female-owned 57 90 11,196
African American-owned 13 6 531
Asian-owned 3 7 740
Hispanic-owned 5 4 646
Native American/Alaskan-owned 3 3 336
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander-owned
Veteran-owned 42 74 13,627
Publicly held, unclassified 8 519 143,441
Source: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Census Bureau, Bureau of Economic Analysis; U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics; Admin. Office of the U.S. Courts; Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; and U.S. Small Business Admin., Office of Advocacy. * Latest available data. †Percentage point change. ‡Data are for CRA loans.