This report covers three year trends in the industry, broken out on a metro-by-metro basis for 228 US metropolitan areas with US totals. Analysis is based on data applied from all firms in our database (total 13 million) which identify themselves in this primary line of business. Industry market vitality measures for each state are benchmarked against US averages for the industry, creating easy comparison of state-by-state performance. Industry sales are detailed for both company-wide headquarters data and locally generated sales levels. The report also compares proprietary BizMiner measures in each state and the US, including failure rates, entrepreneurial activity and new branch development rates in the industry. Detailed spreadsheet tables plus 6-page companion text and glossary.