How many business applications will be made in the US in 2022?
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, a record number of business applications were made in 2020 (CBS News, Bloomberg, Economic Innovation Group). The question will be suspended on 31 December 2022 and outcome determined using data as reported by the US Census Bureau (Census Bureau, parameters are set with the link, Census Bureau - Business Formation Statistics Methodology).
NOTE 8 December 2022: The Census Bureau has changed the setup of its page with business application data. To retrieve the data, click here: Census Bureau - Revised Link to Data.