The Great Social Enterprise Census is open for business and will provide the data needed to support sustainable growth and job creation in this emerging sector of the economy.
Social enterprises in the U.S. are small on average, by revenue and number of employees, an even mix of for-profits and non-profits and are scattered throughout the land. Over 90 percent are focused on solving problems here at home rather than overseas.
These are findings from the first responses to the Great Social Enterprise Census. The Census is an important new initiative comprehensively landscaping the social enterprise sector in the U.S. It will provide the same data used elsewhere, most notably the UK, to develop this critical, fast-growing economic engine. The U.S. cannot afford to be left behind.[...]