United States

Region: Europe and North America
 

Classification of economies by geographic region is based on that of the United Nations Statistics Division.

High Income
 

Based on the income levels set out by the World Economic Forum (WEF) in its Global Competitiveness Report. However, the groupings are slightly different due to the numbers of economies covered. For GEM, the low income group contains both those classified as low income and lower middle by WEF, and the middle income group has those that WEF groups as upper middle. High income is the same for both GEM and WEF.

Population: 325 million (2018)
 

Population data is from the World Bank, except Palestinian Territories World Population Review and Taiwan Worldometers

GDP Growth: 2.9% (2018)
 

GDP growth data is from the World Economic Outlook Database, except Palestinian Territories Worldometers

GDP Per Capita: $59,895 (2017)
 

GDP per capita data is from the World Economic Outlook Database, except Palestinian Territories Worldometers

United States Reports

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  • Year of publication: 2020
  • Category: National Reports
  • Language: English
  • Upload date: 2020-09-02

  • In 2019, the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) conducted its 21st annual survey of entrepreneurship, generating an extensive and detailed look at entrepreneurship around the world. The United States has participated in every GEM survey since 1999. In 2019, the GEM U.S. research team, based at Babson College, surveyed 3,000 adults about their entrepreneurial affiliations and perceptions, and the rate and characteristics of entrepreneurship. The United States was among 50 economies participating in the GEM 2019 cycle and among 32 economies classified as high-income.
  • URL: https://gemconsortium.org/report/50518
GEM USA 2019/2020 Report
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GEM USA 2018/2019 Report
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  • Year of publication: 2018
  • Category: National Reports
  • Language: English
  • Upload date: 2019-01-09

  • The year 2017 was prosperous and calm for the U.S. economy. Almost all economic indices performed well. The average annual growth rate was 2.27%, and the seasonally adjusted annualized growth rate surpassed 2% in all but one quarter of the year.
  • URL: https://gemconsortium.org/report/50209
GEM USA 2017 Report
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  • Year of publication: 2017
  • Category: National Reports
  • Language: English
  • Upload date: 2017-11-13

  • Fifty-seven percent of Americans see good opportunities around them for starting a business. U.S. entrepreneurs are also driven most by opportunity (88%). U.S. entrepreneurs are twice as likely to compete in the finance sector compared to the average innovation-driven economy. While the 26 other innovation-driven economies demonstrate their highest total entrepreneurial activity (TEA) among 25-34 year-olds, the U.S. actually peaks in the next oldest age group, among the 35-44 year-olds. More women entered entrepreneurship last year than the year before, while this level has remained the same for men.
  • URL: https://gemconsortium.org/report/49982
GEM USA 2016 Report
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  • Year of publication: 2016
  • Category: National Reports
  • Language: English
  • Upload date: 2016-08-05

  • Opportunity perceptions dropped from a high of 51% in 2014 to 47% in 2015. This is the first drop since these perceptions began to rise in 2010. While the United States reports the highest level of capability perceptions (56%) at the innovation-driven development level, one-third of these economies report higher opportunity perceptions than the United States. This suggests that Americans remain highly confident in their abilities to start a business, but are seeing fewer opportunities to do so.
  • URL: https://gemconsortium.org/report/49562
GEM USA 2015 Report
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