Census Bureau web site at www.census.gov
accesses the full range of Census Bureau data series,
including the Decennial Census
of Population and Housing and the Economic
of Labor Statistics web site at www.bls.gov
provides key economic data, including local
area unemployment statistics and state
and metro area employment estimates by industry and
is a comprehensive listing of economic data sources with
links to 125 federal, state, and private web sites that
provide economic data.
provides links to 70 federal government organizations
that provide economic and other data.
Department of Employment and Training (www.detma.org)
provides employment data for the state, counties, cities
and towns, including local unemployment rates and
employment by industry. Includes links to federal
employment data series.
Department of Housing and Community Development
provides detailed profiles on the state's 351 cities and
towns culled from multiple data sources. (www.magnet.state.ma.us/dhcd/iprofile)
Economic Information System (fisher.lib.virginia.edu)
provides extensive population, employment and income
data for counties, states and metropolitan areas in a
user-friendly format that lets you customize data
Development Trade Associations
Economic Development Council (www.aedc.org)
is the nation's oldest professional economic development
association offering publications, conferences,
networking opportunities and a professional
Planning Association (www.planning.org)
is the national association for planning professionals.
APA publishes a monthly magazine and quarterly journal,
has an extensive publications catalogue and an Advisory
Service that produces technical reports on planning
issues. The APA's Economic Development Division serves
an information sharing and networking role for economic
for Enterprise Opportunity (www.microenterpriseworks.org)
is the national trade association for organizations and
practitioners committed to microenterprise development.
AEO publishes a newsletter on microenterprise
development, holds an annual conference, and serves as a
forum, information exchange, and voice to promote
enterprise opportunity for low-income people and
of Development Finance Agencies (www.history.rochester.edu/cdfa)
is a national association of 165 public and private
organizations working to strengthen state and local
efforts to finance job creation and economic growth.
CDFA provides a forum and information exchange on issues
of concern to economic development finance
professionals, publishes a bi-monthly newsletter and
holds an annual training conference.
on Urban Economic Development (www.cued.org)
is an international trade association of economic
development professionals. CUED publishes three regular
newsletters and a quarterly journal, holds frequent
technical conferences, sponsors training courses and a
professional certification program, has an extensive
publications catalogue, and provides peer-based
technical assistance services.
City Managers Association (www.icma.org)
is the trade association for professional city managers.
It has produced several publications and a training
series on economic developments.
Community Capital (www.communitycapital.org)
is a national trade association of Community Development
Financial Institutions (CDFIs). NCC produces technical
publications on community development lending, sponsors
training conferences, and is a capital source for member
Congress for Community Economic Development (www.ncced.org)
is the national association of community development
corporations. NCCED's services include publications,
training conferences, program funding, and advocacy.
Federation of Community Development Credit Unions (www.natfed.org)
is the national trade associations for over 200
community development credit unions. It provides
training, technical assistance, advocacy, publications
and support for community development credit unions.
Economic Developers Association (www.nida.org)
is the regional association of economic development
professionals from Maryland to Maine. NEDA publishes a
regular newsletter and member directory and sponsors
regular training sessions and an annual conference.
Land Institute (www.uli.org)
is an association of real estate professionals. ULI
publishes a monthly magazine, holds regular conferences,
undertakes research, publishes excellent books and
reports, and provides a peer-based technical assistance
is an international nonprofit educational institution
dedicated to enhancing the quality of leadership through
informed dialogue. It conducts and funds research and
convenes dialogue across diverse viewpoints and
backgrounds on issues related to critical challenges
facing societies, organizations, and individuals. Its
research and publications covers many issues including
rural economic development, economic opportunity and
Institute of Government (www.rockinst.org)
is a national research center on urban and public policy
issues associated with the Rockefeller College of Public
Affairs and Public Policy at the State University of New
York at Albany. The Institute conducts research and
publishes reports, books and a regular Bulletin on state
and local government finance, urban and metropolitan
affairs, American federalism, public higher education
Sage Foundation (www.russellsage.org)
is the principal American foundation devoted exclusively
to social science research. It funds scholarly research
and publishes numerous books and working papers on
issues that include the future or work, immigration, and
analysis of the 2000 Census.
University Center for Urban Policy Research (www.policy.rutgers.edu/cupr)
is Rutgers University's research center on urban public
policies issues, including community development and
economic development. It publishers books, research
reports and a newsletter on multiple issues including
economic development, housing and land use policy.
is a leading center of research on issues and challenges
facing the nation and its cities. It conducts research
and publishes books and reports on a wide range of urban
and public policy issues.
a Chicago-based policy, research and technical
assistance organization specializing in community
development lending and economic development. Their
publication list is particularly strong in economic
development finance and the Community Reinvestment Act.