Small Business Survey

The Small Business Survey reports information about the business performance, financing needs and choices, and borrowing experiences of businesses with fewer than 500 employees.

The scope and range of the survey has changed over the years. View the latest and previous reports in the lists shown below.

Federal Reserve Banks' Small Business Credit Survey


The 2016 survey is a collaboration among all 12 Federal Reserve Banks and includes responses from the entire United States.


The 2015 survey was a collaboration among seven Federal Reserve Banks: Atlanta, Boston, Cleveland, New York, Philadelphia, Richmond, and St. Louis.


The 2014 survey was a joint effort with the New York, Atlanta, Cleveland, and Philadelphia Federal Reserve Banks. It included responses from both employer and nonemployer firms from much of the Eastern United States.

Atlanta Fed Small Business Survey of the Southeast

From 2010 through the first quarter of 2014, the Atlanta Fed administered a periodic survey to businesses with fewer than 500 employees to gather information on trends in credit access and other issues relevant to small business. These surveys are archived below.