Micro firms – those employing 1-9 workers – now account for 15,000 of the 20,000 firms in the Rural Capital Area, according to new data from the Census.  Micro firms increased 5% in the region between 2016 and 2017, with the fastest growing segment in Small firms employing 10-49 workers (growing 7%).

Growth by Firm Size

Data show that 6 firms (or business establishments) employed 1,000 or more workers in 2017, down from 7 firms in 2016 (usually due to a headcount drop into the smaller category).  Still, large employers have increased this decade since 2011, when just 3 large employers were in the Rural Capital Area.

Number of Firms 1000+

See the data here:  https://www.ruralcapitalheadlight.com/headlight/cbpcomp?geography=CRRCA&industry=10&startyr=2016&endyr=2017