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Government sources refer also to global regional directories
U.S. Census Bureau data
FedStats - statistics available from more than 100 US government agencies
US Bureau of Labor Statistics
US Department of Commerce - - Trade Information Center

US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis - includes FDI data
US Department of Commerce National Trade Data Bank (NTDB) - this trade information may also be helpful for some investors, also available on CD-ROM
FDIC Regional Economic Conditions (RECON)
Central Intelligence Agency, CIA World Factbook
State and Local Governments on the Net - over 10,000 links to government websites
Other information sources and services
Global Insight, Inc. - including what was formerly known as DRI (Data Resources Inc., which was part of McGraw Hill's Standard & Poor's services) and WEFA (Wharton Economic Forecasting Associates), as well as Primark Decision Economics (formerly part of Thomson Financial), specializing in global economic and financial market information and analytical and advisory services. portal, - site data with GlobeXplorer imagery in connection with Claritas customer segmentation systems and marketing tools

Woods & Poole Economics, Inc. - many links to useful research sources for regional economic data
The Economist Intelligence Unit - economic time series can be downloaded for analysis
Nation Master - tools for comparing national statistics data across most countries
World Economic Forum - Knowledge Navigator - includes a section with articles on foreign direct investment, country studies, etc. Knowledge Navigator
Morgan Quitno Press publishes a variety of rankings of state and local areas, such as "Smartest State", "Safest/Most Dangerous City or State", "Most Livable State", "Most Improved State", and "Healthiest State", based on data and statistical trend analysis. - international security issues and significant events
HomeTownLocator - community profile information and many links
ePodunk - profiles communities, counties, colleges, school districts, museums and other places across the United States.
Community Economic Toolbox - developed for the website Poverty in America - online subscription service for custom market reports and maps in the US, operated by SRC, which builds custom mapping solutions which incorporate demographic data, such as with MapInfo applications

Anything Research - industry research reports drawn from government databases about market size, trends, financials, employment statistics
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Try our Search: Americas feature - for the USA, Canada, and Mexico. The state search tools make it easy to find content on over 2000 local economic development and chamber of commerce websites.

A similar Search: Europe feature covers 40 countries.

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