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

The survey collects information about business performance, financing needs and choices and borrowing experiences of firms with fewer than 500 employees, including firms without employees other than the owners.

In 2015, the survey collected 5,420 responses in total across 26 states—1,576 of which were from nonemployer firms.