The Small Business Survey is a collaboration among seven Federal Reserve Banks: Atlanta, Boston, Cleveland, New York, Philadelphia, Richmond, and St. Louis.

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

In 2015, the survey yielded 5,420 responses from businesses in 26 states. Responses from the sample's 3,459 employer firms are featured in this report.