The 2009 edition of the Small Business Profiles for the States and Territories published by the Small Business Administration provides a portrait of the economic condition and activities of how small businesses performed in their respective states and how they are important their local economies and that of the United States. This annual profile contains sections on the following topics: the number of firms, industry composition, small business income, banking, business ownership, and employment. Detailed historical data may be found in the Small Business Economic Indicators and the Small Business Economy reports.
Listed below are the state profiles for each state. There is also a profile for the United States as a whole (pdf). The state and territory profiles are in Adobe PDF format.
Historical state profiles are available at State Small Business Profiles for All Years Since 2002