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The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development: Entrepreneurship Pioneers Initiative

Government Statistics

The U.S. Government agency responsible for collecting and publishing the bulk of industry statistics is the U.S. Census Bureau, a division of the Commerce Department. Reports based on these statistics are organized by NAICS, the North American Industry Classification System. []

Every five years (years ending in 2 and 7), a comprehensive Economic Census is conducted to gather details about economic activity by sector and by state, and, in most cases, for counties and cities as well. []

Industry Overviews

Dozens of Small Business Snapshots for industry sectors are profiled by the SBDC National Information Clearinghouse. []

Selected Industry Statistics and Financial Ratios are available for sole proprietorships and corporations from BizStats. []

A short list of associations in eleven industry sectors are covered by Boogar Associates' Associations: Directory. []


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