Developed by economists at the UCLA Anderson Forecast in partnership with GoDaddy Venture Forward, the Microbusiness Index tracks dozens of factors that impact the success of online microbusinesses and converts them into a composite score.
Policymakers can use this score to benchmark their communities against others and, over time, to track the effectiveness of their programs to help microbusinesses thrive. Updated monthly, the Index provides the most up-to-date snapshot of microbusiness health at either the county or metropolitan levels.
Click to the right to download the report, to learn more about how the Index works and to access the latest dataset.
Download the Microbusiness Index Report
The Microbusiness Index is comprised of three sub-indices
Physical and intellectual infrastructure needed to access and use the Internet
The number of GoDaddy online microbusinesses created by residents of each locale
The frequency of owner and customer access to the websites created
How the Microbusiness Index Works
A Closer Look
How does the Index look across the United States?
Search for Your Community
There are nearly 3,000 counties captured by the Index. Search for a county below to see its latest composite score.
Your County’s Composite Score Over Time
See how your county’s Microbusiness Index composite score changes over time, compared to the US national average