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Government Information : Business and Economics: ECONOMIC CENSUS

Business resources from the Government


The Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM) is conducted in years NOT ending in 2 and 7. 

Online from the Census Bureau are "Statistics from Industry Groups and Industries" and Geographic Statistics.

Economic center

Center for Economic Studies  

CES conducts research in economics and other social sciences, and creates new public-use data from existing data. 
Public use microdata and Synthetic microdata available for researchers from the Census Bureau

Measuring Worth

U.S. Economy & Industry

County Business Patterns

Business Patterns formerly known as County Business Patterns is an annual series that provides subnational economic data by industry. The series is useful for studying the economic activity of small areas; analyzing economic changes over time; and as a benchmark for statistical series, surveys, and databases between economic censuses

County Business Patterns (1993-Present) -- from the Census Bureau, provides annual data on the number of businesses, employees, etc., by industry as classified by NAICS (1998-present) or SIC (pre-1998) code. Data available to the county level.

2004 is the last year printed publications were released. For the most recent releases, see County Business Patterns.

1993-2004 County Business Patterns in pdf format, by state.
1977-2001 Data by 2-digit codes (SIC from 1977-97; NAICS from 1998-2001). From the Univ. of Virginia's Geostat Center.

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