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  • Annual Survey of Manufactures
    A database that provides state and national-level data on manufactures, including number of employees, payroll, number, hours of work, and wages of production workers, value added by manufacture, cost of materials, value of industry shipments, new capital expenditures and end of year inventories.
  • Beige Book
    Summaries of the economic conditions for the U.S. and for Federal Reserve Districts, available online back to 1970.
  • Bureau of Economic Analysis
    The BEA provides selected national, international, and regional data and selected articles from Survey of Current Business.
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Congressional Joint Economic Committee
    Economic news and information from Congress..
  • County Business Patterns
    A database of employment by North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) (1998 to the present) or Standard Industrial Classification (1993 to 1997) for the US, all states and all counties. Among the items available are employment, annual payroll, first quarter payroll, total establishments, and number of establishments by employment size. Data are collected annually.
  • Current Industrial Reports
  • Economic Indicators (Census Bureau)
    This site provides monthly, quarterly, or annual data on topics such as: International Trade in Goods and Services, Housing Starts, Manufacturing, Retail Sales, Wholesale Trade, Manufacturer's Shipments, Inventories and Orders, Construction Spending, New Home Sales, Durable Goods, Homeownership, and other topics
  • Economic Census
    • Economic Census, 2007
      This web site contains reports on mining, construction, utilities and many other sectors of the economy. Reports include data by state, metropolitan area and county.
    • Economic Census, 2002
      Reports on wholesale and retail trade, real estate, rental and leasing, and many other sectors of the economy. Reports include data by state, metropolitan area, and county.
    • Economic Census, 1997
      Included reports on administrative and support, waste management and remediation, health care and social assistance, arts, entertainment and recreation, and many other sectors of the economy. Reports include data by state, metropolitan area, and county. The 1997 Economic Census is based on North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes rather than SIC codes. See especially the 1997 NAICS and 1987 SIC Correspondence Tables which include an online index to the NAICS codes.
    • American FactFinder
      Contains detailed data by state, metropolitan statistical area, county, and economic place. The data are available in a variety of formats: display in the browser window or download in comma and tab delimited ASCII text, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word formats. The industry series includes data on selected sectors by state.
    • Economic Census (1997): Comparative Statistics 1987 SIC Basis
      National and state data. These reports present data from the 1997 Economic Census classified according to the 1987 Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system. According to the Census, this is the "only basis that allows broad comparisons between the 1997 and prior year data". The application provides data on the number of establishments, sales, receipts, or shipments in $1,000s of dollars, number of paid employees, and annual payroll in $1,000s of dollars for the years 1992 and 1997 and the percent change from 1992 to 1997.
    • Economic Census, 1992
      Includes data on most sectors of the economy in 1992. Data available for states, counties, cities with population 2500 or more, and zip codes. To find a specific SIC code, search the SIC Manual from OSHA.
  • Economic Indicators
    This monthly publication has statistics on gross domestic product, employment and wages, production and business activity, prices, money and credit, federal finance, and international statistics.
  • Economic Indicators.gov
    This site brings together the various commonly used economic indicators. It provides timely access to the daily releases of key economic indicators from the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau.
  • Economic Report of the President
    Searchable from 1996 forward or download a report from 1995 forward.
  • Export.gov
    This site requires free registration. It provides information on doing business in foreign countries, pricing, and markets.
  • EDGAR Database of Corporate Information from the Securities and Exchange Commission.
    The EDGAR database contains corporate filings submitted to the Commission.
  • Federal Business Opportunities
    Is the single government point-of-entry (GPE) for Federal government procurement opportunities over $25,000. Government buyers are able to publicize their business opportunities by posting information directly to FedBizOpps via the Internet. Through one portal - FedBizOpps(FBO) - commercial vendors seeking Federal markets for their products and services can search, monitor and retrieve opportunities solicited by the entire Federal contracting community." It replaced Commerce Business Daily
  • Federal Reserve System, Board of Governors of the
  • Merger Review from the FTC
    Statistics for corporate mergers and acquistions. Statistics are also available in the Annual Competetion Enforcement Reports.
  • National Income and Product Accounts
    Show the "value and composition of the Nation's output and the distribution of incomes generated in its production." Interactive data retrieval from 1959 - present.
  • North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)
    A revision of the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) implemented in 1997. See especially the 1997 NAICS and 1987 SIC Correspondence Tables which includes an online index to the NAICS codes.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Regional Economic Accounts
    This site includes estimates of personal income and per capita personal income by type and earnings by industry, full and part time employees by industry, regional economic profiles, transfer payments by type, and farm income and expenses for 1969-most recent year. Data available at a county level.
  • Small Business Administration
    SBA provides extensive information on small business opportunities, including practical tips on starting,financing, or expanding a company, a directory of local SBA offices, and database of small businesses:
    • Economic Statistics and Research
      These pages present statistics, reports, and working papers on small business in the U.S.
    • Dynamic Small Business Search
      A database of small, disadvantaged, and minority-owned businesses. Search by location, ownership (minorities, women, veterans, and others), SIC/NAICS industry codes, business type, and other parameters.
  • State Personal Income
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Nongovernmental Sources

  • Center for International Finance and Development, University of Iowa
    Covers the roles of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund in international finance and development.
  • Currency Converter
    From Olsen & Associates includes exchange rate data from Jan. 1, 1990 to the present for 164 currencies.
  • EconData.Net
    "EconData.Net is designed to help practitioners, researchers, students, and other data users quickly gain access to relevant state and substate socioeconomic data.... EconData.Net is sponsored by the Economic Development Administration as a service to regional data users...." The site includes Socioeconomic Data for Understanding Your Regional Economy: A User's Guide, "a thorough, plainly written explanation of the principal data series used for analyzing the performance and structure of local economies, on topics such as population, income and earnings, employment and unemployment, cost of living, and exports. For each series, the User's Guide lists specific measures, time frame, geographic detail, methodology, means to accessing the data, and staff contacts."
  • EU Business
    Includes information on EU law, business developments, finance, EU programs by industry sector, current awareness for Commission proposals, progress reports on draft legislation, country-specific information, information on doing business in EU countries, and other features.
  • Europages
    Business Directory of European Businesses.
  • Guide to International Trade Law Sources on the Internet
    Includes sections on: starting points, international agreements, international organizations, statistics, U.S. Government resources, and "doing business in".
  • LexisNexis Statistical CU
    A searchable database which contains detailed abstracts of the contents of government reports containing statistics. Many of the abstracts contain links to a web site where the publication is available or to the full text of the publication on Statistical Universe. When a link is not available to the full text, please contact the library for assistance in finding a physical copy of the material.
  • UK Business Directory
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