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General Business Statistics

As a business owner, you will need a solid understanding of your market and current economic conditions to plan for business growth and success. The following resources provide statistics on a variety of U.S. industries and business conditions.

Provides the standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy. Information includes definition of each industry and background material.

Offers a full range of official statistical information produced by more than 100 agencies. Site provides data and trend information on topics such as economic and population trends, crime, education, health care, aviation safety, energy use, farm production and more.

Presents an authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political and economic conditions in the United States.

Features a collection of data files created from U.S. Census County Business Patterns, an annual series that provides subnational economic data by industry.