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Visualization Tools

What Can I Do with the BDS Visualization Tools?

Developed by the Center for Economic Studies in collaboration with the DataWeb team, the Business Dynamics Statistics (BDS) visualization tools allow you to

  • Visualize BDS data across multiple dimensions
    • Geographic – Thematic Map
    • Cross Sectional – Bar Charts
    • Time – Time Series
  • Extract data

You can explore the Business Dynamics Statistics and create, print, and export your selected data and charts. Take a look at sample analyses on the Analysis Examples page to see how BDS data can be examined and interpreted using the visualization tools.


How Do I Get Started?

Visit the What To Do First page for the basics on how to get started and a step–by–step example of how to create a chart using the visualization tools. Or, get started exploring the data on your own using the interactive links in the menu to the left.



 BDS Partners

The Center for Economic Studies development of the BDS was partially funded by:

Kauffman Foundation
Small Business Administration


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