An Army of Moms and Pops

The latest statistics confirm what small-business owners already knew about job-creation: They are the leading employers

While the biggest companies draw all the media attention, this is still a nation of relatively small workplaces. Every year, the U.S. Census Bureau publishes a study called County Business Patterns, which looks at the number of employees per establishment, defined as a "single physical location at which business is conducted."

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