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U.S. Census Bureau data www.census.gov
FedStats - statistics available from more than 100 US government agencies www.fedstats.gov
US Bureau of Labor Statistics www.bls.gov
US Department of Commerce - Export.gov - Trade Information Center www.export.gov

www.export.gov/tic

US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis - includes FDI data http://www.bea.doc.gov/
US Department of Commerce National Trade Data Bank (NTDB) - this trade information may also be helpful for some investors, also available on CD-ROM www.stat-usa.gov
FDIC Regional Economic Conditions (RECON) http://www2.fdic.gov/recon/
Central Intelligence Agency, CIA World Factbook www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook
State and Local Governments on the Net - over 10,000 links to government websites www.statelocalgov.net
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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. www.dri-wefa.com

www.pde.primark.com

ClaritasExpress.com portal, SiteReports.com - site data with GlobeXplorer imagery in connection with Claritas customer segmentation systems and marketing tools www.ClaritasExpress.com

www.SiteReports.com

www.claritas.com

Woods & Poole Economics, Inc. www.woodsandpoole.com
EconData.net - many links to useful research sources for regional economic data www.econdata.net
The Economist Intelligence Unit www.eiu.com
Economagic.com - economic time series can be downloaded for analysis www.economagic.com
Nation Master - tools for comparing national statistics data across most countries www.nationmaster.com
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. http://www.morganquitno.com/
GlobalSecurity.org - international security issues and significant events www.globalsecurity.org
HomeTownLocator - community profile information and many links www.hometownlocator.com
ePodunk - profiles communities, counties, colleges, school districts, museums and other places across the United States. www.epodunk.com
Community Economic Toolbox - developed for the website Poverty in America

http://www.economictoolbox.geog.psu.edu/

http://www.povertyinamerica.psu.edu/

DemographicsNow.com - 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

www.demographicsnow.com

www.extendthereach.com

Anything Research - industry research reports drawn from government databases about market size, trends, financials, employment statistics http://www.anythingresearch.com
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