Entrepreneurial Health
Business Creation across the US

The U.S. Census provides an overwhelming volume of surprisingly detailed data across the United States economy (among other sectors). I recently had the opportunity to work with some of the economic indicators, but found the data frequently inaccessible due to formatting and sheer volume (seriously, they make a TON of data available). Further discussion with several economically focused colleagues invited the creation of an interactive visualization on the Business Dynamic Statistics: Firm Statistics data set. These statistics present business creation and destruction on a state-by-state from 1977-2013.

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GIF generated with scrot and ImageMagic (plus ezgif for interactive optimization).

while true; do scrot -c -u -d 4 '%Y-%m-%d_%H:%M:%S.png'; done
convert -crop $WIDTHx$HEIGHT\!+$XOFFSET+YOFFSET -delay 60 -loop 0 -layers optimize *.png $OUTPUT.gif
convert -crop $WIDTHx$HEIGHT\!+$XOFFSET+YOFFSET -delay 60 -loop 0 -layers optimize -resize 256x256 *.png $OUTPUT.small.gif