Analysis of Business Formation, Survival, and Attrition Rates of New and Existing Firms and Related Job Flows in Appalachia

To better understand the experience of entrepreneurs and existing businesses in the Appalachian Region, the Appalachian Regional Commission funded a longitudinal economic analysis of business formation, survival, and attrition rates for new and existing firms. Detail is provided by industry and employment-size classes for the Region, its local development districts, and major metropolitan areas.