America's Labor Market Information System
Projections of occupational employment growth are developed for all States and the nation as a whole. One of the most important uses of the projections is to help individuals make informed career decisions. Information on this site allows projected employment growth for an occupation to be compared among States. It also allows projected employment growth among occupations to be compared within one State.
Central Intelligence Agency Publications and Handbooks
The Central Intelligence Agency's primary mission is to collect, evaluate, and disseminate foreign intelligence to assist the President and senior US Government policymakers in making decisions relating to the national security.
Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network
CIESIN was established in 1989 as a non-profit, non-governmental organization to provide information that would help scientists, decision-makers, and the public better understand their changing world. CIESIN specializes in global and regional network development, science data management, decision support, and training, education and technical consultation services. CIESIN is the World Data Center A (WDC-A) for Human Interactions in the Environment.
Data and Statistics about the U.S.
Find data about the U.S., such as maps and population, demographic, and economic data.
A website with links to over 125 on-line sources of regional socioeconomic data. Although the Web offers a substantial, and ever-increasing, amount of economic data on-line, it has been difficult to know what data are available and how to find them. To aid development practitioners and researchers in their search for on-line data, EconData.Net provides links to over 125 public, university, and private sources of regional socioeconomic data. Access to on-line data is provided to the various series profiled in the User's Guide as well as many others.
Economy.com's FreeLunch provides with free access to over 1,000,000 economic and financial data series.
More than 70 agencies in the United States Federal Government produce statistics of interest to the public. The Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy maintains this site to provide easy access to the full range of statistics and information produced by these agencies for public use.
In 1992, FedWorld was established by The National Technical Information Service (NTIS), an agency of the U.S Department of Commerce, to serve as the online locator service for a comprehensive inventory of information disseminated by the Federal Government. This new service assisted agencies and the public in electronically locating Federal Government information, both information housed within the NTIS repository and information we made accessible through an electronic gateway of more than 100 Government bulletin boards. What started out as a small dial-up access system has grown tremendously over the last four years in size, technology, and content. Today, the FedWorld Information Network consists of an integrated network offering the public broad access to a variety of U.S. government publications and data.
Impresa Data Sources
Impresa is a Portland-based consulting firm providing economic analysis, policy development, communication, capacity building and evaluation services. Nearly all of our work deals with helping our clients--businesses, governments, non-profits, individuals--understand and deal effectively with unfolding changes in the economy. These data sources were compiled as part of an EDA funded study to explore the adequacy of socioeconomic data for economic development analysis.
National Science Foundation
The National Science Foundation is an independent U.S. government agency responsible for promoting science and engineering through programs that invest over $3.3 billion per year in almost 20,000 research and education projects in science and engineering.
Penn World Tables
This data currently comprises data from 152 countries and 29 subjects.
Research Papers on Russian Regional Development
The scientific output of the project [Economic Transformation in the Russian Federation: Regional Aspect] is contained in three printed reports.
Resources for Economists on the Internet
This guide lists the many resources on the Internet of interest to academic and practicing economists, and those interested in economics. In all, more than 700 resources are listed here and almost all are also described. It has been reorganized and completely updated since the last edition.
SDSC Announces Data Central
Interdisciplinary collaborations and community-shared data are becoming increasingly important to researchers of all disciplines. To support these endeavors, San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), a National Science Foundation center, has launched Data Central * the first program of its kind to make available significant research and community data collections and databases. With storage facilities offering more than Petabyte of online disk and Six Petabytes of archival tape storage, SDSC currently hosts more than 60 publicly available data collections. Eligible researchers can request a data allocation from SDSC that provides expanded access to SDSC's Data Central facilities and expert knowledge in data collection managing, hosting, analyzing and data mining. Go tohttps://datacentral.sdsc.edu/ to learn more or fill out the quick or easy online data application form.
STAT-USA/Internet, a service of the U.S. Department of Commerce, is the site for the U.S. business, economic and trade community, providing authoritative information from the Federal government.
StatLib is a system for distributing statistical software, datasets, and information by electronic mail, FTP and WWW. StatLib started out as an e-mail service and some of the organization still reflects that heritage.
The Dismal Scientist
From here you can view data on all 50 states and Washington D.C.; rank the different states using nearly 130 different criteria, in either ascending or descending order, for as few as 10 or as many as 50 states and Washington D.C. You can also view data on nearly and 257 different metro areas; rank the different metro areas using nearly 60 different criteria, in either ascending or descending order, for as few as ten or as many a 257 different metro areas; or find a particular metro area by entering in a zip code.
The Great Lakes Information Network
GLIN is a partnership that provides one place online for people to find information relating to the binational Great Lakes region of North America. Thanks to its strong network of state, provincial, federal and regional partner agencies and organizations, GLIN has become a necessary component of informed decision-making, and a trusted and reliable source of information for those who live, work or have an interest in the Great Lakes region. Respected across the Great Lakes region and around the world, GLIN offers a wealth of data and information about the region’s environment and economy, tourism, education and more.
The U.S. Office of Trade and Economic Analysis
OTEA) conducts a comprehensive program of data development, dissemination, and research and analysis on international and domestic trade and investment issues to support trade promotion and trade policy responsibilities of Trade Development, International Trade Administration , Department of Commerce and U.S. Government organizations and officials. The office also coordinates the trade policy implementation activities of the Trade Development unit.
The University of Minnesota State Economic Development Page
- Data Resources by Subject provides two Data Cross-Reference Tables, the first comparing on-line sources based on types of data offered and the second evaluating sites based on ease of access.
- National Data Resources offers a compilation of direct links to federal level, on-line data sources.
- State Data Resources offers a collection of state-specific data sources for economic development.
The University of Virginia: The Social Science Data Center
This system contains data for the member institutions of the Association of Research Libraries. Warning: Some information is restricted.
The World Bank Group
The World Bank Group comprises five organizations: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the International Development Association (IDA), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), and the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).
Time Series Data Library
This is a collection of over 500 time series, maintained by Rob Hyndman. The time series may be freely copied and used, provided this source is clearly acknowledged. The time series are organized by subject.
U.S. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
The Federal Reserve System is the central bank of the United States. It was founded by Congress in 1913 to provide the nation with a safer, more flexible, and more stable monetary and financial system; over the years, its role in banking and the economy has expanded.
U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
BEA, an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, is the nation's economic accountant, preparing estimates that illuminate key national, international, and regional aspects of the U.S. economy.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics. The BLS is an independent national statistical agency that collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates essential statistical data to the American public, the U.S. Congress, other Federal agencies, State and local governments, business, and labor. The BLS also serves as a statistical resource to the Department of Labor. BLS data must satisfy a number of criteria, including relevance to current social and economic issues, timeliness in reflecting today’s rapidly changing economic conditions, accuracy and consistently high statistical quality, and impartiality in both subject matter and presentation.
U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics
The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) is an operating administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). The Bureau is headed by a Director appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. BTS started operations in December 1992, and is required by the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) of 1991 to improve the knowledge base for public decision making, and to improve public awareness of the nation's transportation system and its consequences. BTS compiles, analyzes, and makes accessible information on the Nation's transportation systems; collects information on intermodal transportation and other areas as needed; and works to enhance the quality and effectiveness of government statistics.
U.S. Census Bureau
The U.S. Census Bureau mission is to be the preeminent collector and provider of timely, relevant, and quality data about the people and economy of the United States.
U.S. Department of Agriculture: Economic Research Service
The Economic Research Service provides economic analyses to support a competitive agricultural system, a safe food supply, a healthy well-nourished population, harmony between agriculture and the environment, and enhanced quality of life for rural Americans.
U.S. Department of Commerce
Established on February 14, 1903, to promote American businesses and trade, the U.S. Department of Commerce is the most versatile agency in government. Its broad range of responsibilities include expanding U.S. exports, developing innovative technologies, gathering and disseminating statistical data, measuring economic growth, granting patents, promoting minority entrepreneurship, predicting the weather and monitoring stewardship. As diverse as Commerce's services are, there is an overarching mandate that unifies them: to work with the business community to foster economic growth and the creation of new American jobs.
U.S. Department of the Treasury
The Statistics of Income (SOI) program produces data files compiled from tax and information returns filed with theInternal Revenue Service (IRS) .
U.S. Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created by Congress in 1953 to help America's entrepreneurs form successful small enterprises. Today, SBA's program offices in every state offer financing, training and advocacy for small firms. These programs are delivered by SBA offices in every state, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. In addition, the SBA works with thousands of lending, educational and training institutions nationwide.
West Virginia University's Regional Research Institute (RRI)
The mission of the Regional Research Institute is to advance the social, economic, and political understanding of regions through interdisciplinary scholarly research. The Institute's activities are international and national in scope, and have a particular focus on West Virginia and Appalachia. Founded in 1965, the RRI creates learning opportunities and provides research support for faculty members and graduate students.