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Business Tools

There are a variety of tools to help businesses use economic data more effectively.

  • Industry Statistics Sampler

    Enables you to seach for NAICS codes, definitions and access data by typing your industry into the search window

  • NAICS Search - Allows you to search for both 2007 and 2002 NAICS codes by typing a business function (i.e. software) into a seach window.
  • Community Economic Development HotReport - Provides access for users seeking economic indicators for individual counties. This is a partnership of the Census Bureau, Employment and Training Administration, and theEconomic Development Administration.
  • OnTheMap Version 4 - Provides detailed maps showing where workers are employed and where they live with companion reports on age, earnings, industry distribution, and local workforce indicators.
  • State and County Quickfacts - QuickFacts tables are summary profiles showing frequently requested data items from various Census Bureau programs. Profiles are available for the nation, states, counties, and large cities.
  • Local Employment Dynamics (LED) - The LED is a voluntary partnership between state labor market information agencies and the Census Bureau to develop new information about local labor market conditions.
  • American Factfinder (AFF) - AFF is the Census Bureau's database where you can download data in the form of maps, tables, and reports from a variety of sources.
  • Data Ferrett - DataFerrett allows you to select a databasket full of variables and then convert those variables as you need. It's a tool especially designed for working with microdata (i.e., records of household or person responses in censuses or surveys with identifying information deleted to maintain the confidentiality of the records).

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Small Business Ombudsman's Office | (866) 564-5431 | census.ombudsman@census.gov | Last Revised: July 09, 2012