Entrepreneurial Breadth and Depth

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Entrepreneurial Breadth is the percentage of entrepreneurs out of total employment. Entrepreneurial Depth is a measure of average proprietor income. It is calculated by dividing total entrepreneur income by the number of entrepreneurs in an economy. Entrepreneurship is considered by many researchers to be an effective economic development strategy.

In Georgia, as in the rest of the country, rural counties tend to have higher breadth than urban counties because of the large number of smaller firms in those areas. Urban counties tend to have higher depth.

Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis Regional Economic Accounts