The Census Bureau conducts over 100 surveys each year to measure the nation's people, places, and economy. Over 40 of these cover business activity on the local and national levels. These data can help entrepreneurs and existing business owners start and grow their businesses and help regional planners promote smart business growth in their communities. The tools below (presented from the easiest to use to the most comprehensive) provide access to the data from the Economic Census.
Quickfacts provides demographic, business, and geographic statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more.
Access to Census datasets via Application Programming Interfaces, including a Discovery Tool that lists all datasets available and a developers forum.