Entrepreneurship Uptick

"In 2009, 558,000 new businesses were started per month by new and repeat entrepreneurs, representing the highest year on record, including 1999 - 2000, the peak technology startup boom years."

Sure, the U.S. population has increased since the tech boom, but it's nonetheless encouraging to see that part of the nation's response to the recession has been an entrepreneurial one. 

Digging into some of the graphics from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, though, reveals a few interesting stats - like the disproportionate entrepreneurial kick by immigrants and the high number of construction-related start-ups.