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The State of Small Business in 2016

The State of Small Business in 2016

The backbone of the U.S. economy is small business. They are responsible for two out of every three jobs in this country and provide a livelihood for tens of millions of Americans. That's why Business News Daily is connecting with entrepreneurs across the nation to find out what it's like to own and operate a small business in their state.

By incorporating insights from small business owners, professionals, development centers and scholars, we attained a bird's-eye view of the opportunities and challenges facing entrepreneurs in each of the 50 states. In each article, we flesh out the major pros and cons small business owners are facing and, in the interest of helping entrepreneurs succeed and grow, offer some resources in each state that can help boost small businesses.

From the booming tech hub of Silicon Valley to the microbusinesses of small-town Maine, Business News Daily heard from those with a passion for their work and a day-to-day perspective on what it takes to succeed as an entrepreneur today. This is what we've learned about the State of Small Business in the U.S.

The State of Small Business: Arizona

The State of Small Business: California

The State of Small Business: Colorado

The State of Small Business: Connecticut

The State of Small Business: Delaware

The State of Small Business: Florida

The State of Small Business: Georgia

The State of Small Business: Illinois

The State of Small Business: Indiana

The State of Small Business: Maine

The State of Small Business: Maryland

The State of Small Business: Massachusetts

The State of Small Business: Minnesota

The State of Small Business: Michigan

The State of Small Business: Missouri

The State of Small Business: Nevada

The State of Small Business: New Jersey

The State of Small Business: New York

The State of Small Business: North Dakota

The State of Small Business: Ohio

The State of Small Business: Oklahoma

The State of Small Business: Oregon

The State of Small Business: Pennsylvania

The State of Small Business: Tennessee

The State of Small Business: Texas

The State of Small Business: Vermont

The State of Small Business: Washington

Adam C. Uzialko

Adam received his Bachelor's degree in Political Science and Journalism & Media Studies at Rutgers University. He worked for a local newspaper and freelanced for several publications after graduating college. He can be reached by email, or follow him on Twitter.