Georgia Ranks #4 in U.S. for Resident Support of Small Businesses

Friday, August 4th, 2023

Georgia residents' search interest in small businesses has spiked more than 92% of other states since 2019. Across the nation, small business support has increased by 267% in that same period. How exactly are Georgia residents supporting small businesses at a local and state level? Using Google Trends data from 2019 to 2022, Skynova's comparative analysis examines small business support in all 50 states across several variables.

Key Findings:

  • Georgia ranks #4 in resident support for small businesses and #3 in the South

  • Georgia’s most searched small business category is local e-commerce

    • Georgia is 1 of 2 states that most searched for local e-commerce small businesses, including Florida

  • Despite inflation, searches related to small businesses increased by 33% across 2022

Inflation fears might make 2023 look like a less-than-promising year for small businesses, yet customer searches for terms related to small business more than tripled since 2019.

To determine which cities and states are more likely to support different types of small businesses, we analyzed search volume data from 2019 to 2022 across all 50 states and major U.S. cities.

States and Cities Searching for Small Businesses

First, let's see which states and cities supported small businesses the most in 2022 based on how often residents searched for related terms.

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