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Active Businesses

Variable Definitions:
Total Active Businesses: The number of businesses that are registered with the LA Office of Finance as operational for at least half of the calendar year

Businesses Started: The number of businesses that registered their first business activity with the LA Office of Finance within the calendar year

Businesses Stopped: The number of businesses that reported ceasing all business activity to the LA Office of Finance within the calendar year 

Source:

City of Los Angeles Office of Finance

Years Available:

2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

Methodology Note:

The original data comes at the point level. Our team geocoded the locations to generate X/Y coordinates, then spatial joined each point to 2020 Census Tracts.

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