Entrepreneurship is important for a growing and dynamic economy. The nearby illustration highlights the rate of entrepreneurship in Kansas compared to other states. The performance of Kansas in entrepreneurial activity is not high, and the trend over time is in the wrong direction.
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation prepares the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity. According to the Foundation, “The Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity improves over other possible measures of entrepreneurship because of its timeliness, dynamic nature, inclusion of all types of business activity, exclusion of ‘casual’ businesses, and information on owner demographics.”
I’ve prepared an interactive visualization using KIEA data. As this is a large visualization, please click here to open it in a new window. Use Ctrl+Click to add or remove states for comparison. Data is from Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity. Visualization created by myself using Tableau Public.