Business Resources Guide
American FactFinder is an Internet site which allows users to retrieve data from the 2000 Census. It is the largest and most comprehensive collection of U.S. Census data on the Internet.
BEA prepares national, regional, industry, and international accounts that present essential information on such key issues as economic growth, regional economic development, inter-industry relationships, and the Nation's position in the world economy. Also available through BEA: current and historical economic data, news releases, publications, and more.
A bureau within the U.S. Department of Labor; their site includes time series data and information on the labor force in America. There are links to multiple news releases, including Consumer Price Index, Producer Price Index, as well as other publications such as the Occupational Outlook Handbook.
Central Contractor Registration (CCR) is the primary registrant database for the U.S. Federal Government. CCR collects, validates, stores and disseminates data in support of agency acquisition missions.
County Business Patterns is an annual series that provides subnational economic data by industry. The series is useful for studying the economic activity of small areas; analyzing economic changes over time; and as a benchmark for statistical series, surveys, and databases between economic censuses. Businesses use the data for analyzing market potential, measuring the effectiveness of sales and advertising programs, setting sales quotas, and developing budgets. Government agencies use the data for administration and planning.
The Economic Census is conducted by the Census bureau every five years. 2007 data is slowly being released and much, if not all, will be out in 2009. You may find data by state and by industry from the 2007 Economic Census. The state data includes separate files for different industries within each state. Not all data is available. You may also find data from the 2002, 1997 and 1992 Economic Census.
This site provides current information on energy pricing and outlook. Find winter heating costs for your area, crude oil or gasoline prices, energy use in households and industry and more.
"Provides access to the full range of official statistical information produced by the Federal Government without having to know in advance which Federal agency produces which particular statistic. With convenient searching and linking capabilities to more than 100 agencies that provide data and trend information on such topics as economic and population trends, crime, education, health care, aviation safety, energy use, farm production and more."
This is the U.S. Governments virtual marketplace which allows commercial vendors and government buyers to connect. Vendors and buyers can post, search, monitor and retrieve opportunities solicited by the entire Federal contracting community.
FRASER provides historical economic information and data like historic economic statistical publications, releases, and documents. When used in connection with FRED researchers are able to create uninterrupted data series.
FRED provides historical U.S. economic and financial data, including daily U.S. interest rates, monetary and business indicators and exchange rates. FRED is maintained by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. There are also links to the home pages of other Federal Reserve district banks.
This site includes tax data on businesses and charitable organizations. Find statistics by tax form, or subject.
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Employment and Training Institute provides comparison data on purchasing power, business activity, and workforce density for all census tracts, residential ZIP codes, and the 100 largest metro areas in the U.S. The profiles are designed to help organizations assess the advantages of urban density for underserved city neighborhoods.
The Small Business Administration was created in 1953 to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns. This agency runs the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program as well as offers free online training in good business practices.
A comprehensive collection of statistics related to economic programs associated with the Census Bureau. Find national and subnational data on foreign trade, county business patters, e-commerce statistics and more.