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Business Research Toolkit
Modeled on the University of Alabama at Birgmingham, Sterne Library's award winning Business Research Toolkit Program, GMU's version is now self-paced and asynchronous. The hands-on program introduces participants to business resources and research.
The U.S. Census Bureau provides a wealth of information about the American people and does far more than simply count the population every 10 years. The Census Bureau collects data on age, sex, race, family and relationships, income and benefits, health insurance, education, veteran status, and disabilities.
The Decennial Census collects data every 10 years about households, income, education, homeownership, and more for the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Island Areas.
The American Community Survey (ACS) is a nationwide survey designed to provide communities a fresh look at how they are changing.
The Economic Census profiles the U.S. economy every 5 years, from the national to the local level and by detailed industry and business classification.
The Annual Survey of Manufactures and County Business Patterns provide NAICS level business data for states and counties.
Integrates more than 80,000 diverse topics of data and facts from over 22,500 international sources. Includes statistics and studies gathered from market researchers, trade organizations, scientific publications, government sources and international organizations. Create graphs, reports and infographics. Data is easily exportable for analysis. Statista reports now allow you to create your own interactive industry comparisons with Tableau Workbook. Find the free tool here or via https://www.tableau.com/trial/statista-benchmark-report-uk. Tutorial for the Statista database.
Provides reports for the top 14 US business-to-consumer categories and tracks consumer attitudes and behaviors. Each report covers market sizing and segmentation as well as consumer attitudes and trends. USER MUST CREATE AN EMAIL AND PASSWORD ACCOUNT TO USE THIS RESOURCE.
Enables users to quickly create professional-quality thematic maps and reports using demographic, business, and marketing data. Data includes Census (1980 - Present), American Community Survey, and both Simmons and MRI Consumer Survey Data. Users may create accounts to save their work. For more information, see the SimplyAnalytics InfoGuide. Tutorial for the SimplyAnalytics database.
The CPI inflation calculator uses the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers in the U.S. This data represents changes in the prices of all goods and services purchased for consumption by urban households.