Selected Business Websites
BizStats – Statistical information tailored to the small business community. Provides benchmarking for specific industries as well as national business statistics.
BPlans – Bplans.com contains the largest single collection of free sample business plans online as well as helpful tools and know-how for business management.
Bureau of Economic Analysis – Provided by the United States Department of Commerce, the BEA is an agency of the Department of Commerce. Along with the Census Bureau and STAT-USA, BEA is part of the Department’s Economics and Statistics Administration. BEA produces economic accounts statistics that enable government and business decision-makers, researchers, and the American public to follow and understand the performance of the Nation’s economy.
Bureau of Labor Statistics – This government web site provides one stop shopping for the major economic indicators. Check the Consumer Price Index, Producer Price Index, Unemployment figures, and Productivity. Both national and state figures are available through this site.
U.S. Census Bureau – The Census Bureau can provide a wealth of statistical information that may be instrumental to business policy and forecasts. This site will provide access to data and digital content from the U.S. Census Bureau, including information on economic indicators, manufacturing, retail trade, and the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).
Business Expenditure Survey – Produced by the United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Consumer Expenditure Survey (CE) program consists of two surveys, the quarterly Interview Survey and the Diary Survey, that provide information on the buying habits of American consumers, including data on their expenditures, income, and consumer unit (families and single consumers) characteristics.
CNN Business – This is a site for keeping current with business news. Look up stock quotes and read the headlines.
OECD online – As well as collecting data, the OECD monitors trends, analyses and forecasts economic developments and researches social changes or evolving patterns in trade, environment, agriculture, technology, taxation and more. The Organization provides a setting where governments compare policy experiences, seek answers to common problems, identify good practice and coordinate domestic and international policies.
World Industrial Reporter – Covers product introductions, new materials & technologies, plant openings, enhanced manufacturing processes, and much more. Additional content on the World Industrial Reporter website includes the latest trends in global markets, logistics, industrial trade shows, and supplier sourcing.