Regional Scores

Regional Scores

National index score: 63.2

WEST REGION

29% of small businesses in the West plan to hire staff in the next year, the highest of any region.

44% of small businesses in the West rate the overall health of their business as average or worse, the lowest of any region.

SOUTH REGION

68% of small businesses in the South rated their business’s overall health as “somewhat good” or “very good,” the highest of any region.

63% of small businesses in the South plan for revenues to increase next year.

NORTHEAST REGION

25% of small businesses in the Northeast have seen increased competition over the last 6 months, the highest of any region.

63% of small businesses in the Northeast rate the overall health of their local economy as average or worse, the lowest of any region.

MIDWEST REGION

Competition for 83% of small businesses in the Midwest has stayed the same over the past 6 months, the highest of any region.

84% of small businesses in the Midwest are somewhat comfortable or very comfortable with their company’s current cash flow.