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    Business USA
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    n 2011 the president  directed the creation of BusinessUSA, a centralized, one-stop platform to make it easier than ever for businesses to access services to help them grow and hire. GreT SOURCES OF INFO.

    U.S. Census Bureau
    The principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, responsible for producing data about the American people and economy.

    Bureau of Economic Analysis
    2012 Economic Census
    Taken every 5 years the Economic Census provides statistical data on U.S. industries as a whole and industries within a geographic area; industries are classified primarily by NAICS
    FedStats
    Database of federal web sites on statistical materials
    Industry Economic Accounts
    from the Bureau of Economic Analysis
    Monthly Retail Trade Data
    Retail sales and inventories by business industry.
    Science and Engineering Statistics
    National Science Foundation statistics.
    Statistical Abstract of the U.S.
    2012 online edition. Provides data on population, vital statistics, health, law enforcement, education, politics, and other areas of general interest. Hint: look at the source of the data to get more detailed information.
    SBA: Statistics for Specific Industries
    Small Business Administration page pointing to government statistics for specific industries including Banking, Energy and Environment.
    County Business Patterns
    County Business Patterns is Census Data in an annual series that provides sub national economic data by industry. Businesses use the data for analyzing market potential, measuring the effectiveness of sales and advertising programs, setting sales quotas, and developing budgets.
    Current Industrial Reports
    Provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
    Economic Census
    Provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
    Statistics of U.S. Business
    Census Data by detailed employment size, by year, by state and by industry.
    U.S. Census Bureau - American Factfinder
    Census & business demographic data

        

      Industry Overviews

      Your first step in researching an industry should be finding the Industry Classification code. See below for the three standard classifcations for industries in the United States.

          

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