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data.census.gov

August 5, 2019

In July 2019, data.census.gov became the primary way to access Census Bureau data, including upcoming releases from the 2018 American Community Survey, 2017 Economic Census, 2020 Census and more. As of July 1, 2019, all new data (and data previously … Continued

Colliers International Market Reports

June 2, 2017

Free quarterly reports on economic activity especially on commercial property industry. Includes reports on city, national and international markets. Also contains commercial property listings.

Loopnet

June 2, 2017

Search listings of commercial property available for sale or lease. Available property includes; multifamily, retail, industrial, office, land, agricultural, hotel & motel, healthcare, senior housing, sports & entertainment and residential income properties.

U.S. Census Bureau Quick Facts

June 1, 2017

Compare quick facts for up to 3 geographic areas, quick facts include data on: population by age, race, and gender, housing, education, health, economy, transprotation, income and poverty, and numbers of businesses.

U.S. Occupational Outlook Handbook

May 31, 2017

Great source for finding information on typical duties, educational or work experience / requirements and, forecasted future need for various occupations.

Trulia

May 31, 2017

Real time or near real time real residential real estate listings

Zillow

May 31, 2017

Real time or near real time real residential real estate listings

Craftsman National Appraisal Estimator

May 30, 2017

Craftsman National Appraisal Estimator (formerly Building-Cost.net)  A valuation software to produce estimates of home construction, renovation, and replacement cost estimates including materials, design, quality, size, shape, heating, cooling, and geographic area. This is NOT a free resource.

Builder Online

May 30, 2017

Home sale predictions and information for the home building industry and vital economic statistics for the home building industry.

Bluebook International

May 30, 2017

Provides a series of reports covering residential replacement cost estimates, risk analysis and other property valuation information. Some information is free some you yave to pay for.

American Housing Survey (AHS)

May 30, 2017

The American Housing Survey is among the most comprehensive surveys of the U.S. Housing conditions and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. Data available includes: National and metropolitan data … Continued

Adventures in CRE

May 30, 2017

A collection of downloadable real estate financial models, along with information on careers, education, and networking in “commercial real estate.”

42 Floors

May 30, 2017

Previous 30 days of commercial, office, retail, medical industrial, “live/work” real estate listings for more than 50 major markets around the United States. There “submarkets” available for most of the “major” markets. Data available includes street address, descriptions of the … Continued

Ad*Access

May 1, 2017

An image database of more than 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955. Ad*Access concentrates on five main subject areas: Radio, Television, Transportation, Beauty and Hygiene, and World War II, providing a coherent view of … Continued

BRASS Business Guides

May 1, 2017

A collection of 26 guides of best business resources covering specific business related topics. Topics include accounting,  advertising & marketing, electronic commerce, human resource management and more. Each guide provides an annotated “listing of significant sites that are themselves content … Continued

Bplans

May 1, 2017

Contains about 500 sample business plans organized by broad categories. You can also search for plans by keywords. There is also information and advice on writing your business plan, starting, funding, and growing your business.

Bureau of Economic Analysis

May 1, 2017

This is a major statistics site! You can find all kinds of international, national, regional and industry economic and performance statistics including GDP, balance of payments, national income, personal income and outlays, trade in goods and services, foreign direct investment, and dozens … Continued

Bureau of Labor Statistics

May 1, 2017

The Bureau of Labor Statistics, part of the U.S. Department of Labor, compiles a massive amounts of information and statistics on employment, productivity, inflation, consumer spending, wages, earnings aspects of the U.S. economy.

Business Resources at UNC Chapel Hill

May 1, 2017

A series of Web pages maintained by Nancy Lovas the Entrepreneurship and Business Librarian at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Davis Library. There are guides for Accounting, Banking, Companies, Industry / Market Research, and more.

Business Wire

May 1, 2017

A great source Information about industries and corporations. Business news headlines are grouped by hour of the day. Business Wire is also good for finding the Full text of news and press releases from major U.S. corporations, including many Fortune … Continued

Harvey’s Hypertextual Finance Glossary

May 1, 2017

A glossary of more than 8,000 finance terms. The definitions are clear and concise. There are more than 18,000 hyperlinks between words in definitions and corresponding glossary entries. There is no true search functionality for this site. Once the user … Continued

CEOExpress

May 1, 2017

There are links here to many newspapers, magazines and broadcast media web pages covering general and business news. There are also links to financial markets, company and industry research, statistics, government and legal web sites. CEOExpress is clearly laid out … Continued

Code of Federal Regulations

May 1, 2017

The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government. It is divided into 50 titles that represent broad areas … Continued

Congress.gov

May 1, 2017

This web site is great for finding information on U.S. Congressional legislative activity. You can find information on and the full-text of bills, committee meetings, roll call votes, and many other activities and issues that the U.S. Congress debates and act … Continued

Congressional Budget Office

May 1, 2017

Congressional budget office has a variety of economic and budgetary forecasts, projections, and historical data for the US economy and the Federal budget.

Council for Entrepreneurial Development

May 1, 2017

The Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) is a private, non-profit organization formed in 1984 to identify, enable and promote high growth, high impact entrepreneurial companies and to accelerate the entrepreneurial culture of the Research Triangle and North Carolina. CED is … Continued

Country Commercial Guides

May 1, 2017

Country Commercial Guides (CCG’s) are prepared annually by U.S. embassies with the assistance of several U.S. government agencies, and they use economic, political and market analysis to give an in-depth look at the commercial environment in various countries. There’s a … Continued

County Business Patterns

May 1, 2017

An annual series that provides subnational economic data by industry. The series is useful for studying the economic activity of small areas; analyzing economic changes over time; and as a benchmark for statistical series, surveys, and databases between economic censuses. … Continued

Doing Business

May 1, 2017

Doing Business is an annual report from the World Bank that provides rankings, evaluations, and measures of business regulations and laws and their enforcement for small and medium sized domestic business across more than 190 economies and selected cities at … Continued

Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina

May 1, 2017

The EDPNC is focused on recruiting new businesses to North Carolina and supporting existing businesses in NorthCarolina through a variety of programs. These programs include: site identification and selection for expansion and/or relocation, incentive programs, export assistance, start-up assistance and more.

EDGAR

May 1, 2017

From the Securities & Exchange Commission. This site provides access to the full-text of 10-K, Proxies and other reports publicly traded companies are required to file with the SEC.  

Entrepreneurship.org

May 1, 2017

Created by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Entrepreneurship.org was formed as a free, online international resource designed to help build entrepreneurial economies. Entrepreneurship.org features a vast array of content and resources to assist entrepreneurs, business mentors, policy makers, academics and … Continued

Europages

May 1, 2017

Find information on some 3 Million companies in 35 European countries. Search by company name, industry, country, or region of country. Each entry includes addresses, phone numbers, maybe an email contact, maybe a map of the location. You must select … Continued

European Commission Taxation and Customs

May 1, 2017

Information on European Union tax and customs issues. Including personal and company taxation, Tariffs and excise taxes, VAT (Value Added Taxes), car taxes, and customs procedures and controls.

European Patent Office

May 1, 2017

European Patent Office is a free patent searching service provided by the European Patent Organization. Coverage is all patent applications published in the past two years by EPO national offices. Full bibliographic details are displayed, with links to PDF page … Continued

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

May 1, 2017

Articles, reports, and statistics on the state of entrepreneurship in the United States. This site is sponsored by the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

Export Solutions

May 1, 2017

An Excellent starting point for finding information from the United States government on importing and exporting products into or out of the United States.  

Federal Register

May 1, 2017

The official daily publication for Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as Executive Orders and other Presidential Documents.

Federal Reserve System Board of Governors

May 1, 2017

Do you want to know anything about the Federal Reserve? This web site is a good place to start. There is a brief history of the Fed, links to all the other Federal Reserve District Banks, links to current and historical financial … Continued

Federation of International Trade Associations

May 1, 2017

An extensive collection of links to international trade and importing and exporting resources that are availalbe on the Web. Some of the links are to free resources others are to subscription resources. AFTER FREE REGISTRATION You can search the collection … Continued

Federation of Tax Administrators

May 1, 2017

Content includes links to state tax agencies’ home pages, links to each state’s tax forms and electronic filing sites, general information on state tax structures, information about upcoming meetings and workshops, data on proposed federal tax changes that could affect … Continued

Candid

May 1, 2017

Candid was formed by the merger of the Foundation Center and GuideStar. The mission of Candid is to “Give you the information you need to do good.” From their web page the description of “What we do”  reads “Every year, … Continued

Global Entrepreneurship Monitor

May 1, 2017

Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) is a not-for-profit academic research consortium that produes an annual assessment of the entrepreneurial activity, aspirations and attitudes of individuals across a wide range of countries. The data collected is ‘harmonized’ by a central team of experts, … Continued

globalEdge

May 1, 2017

Web site from Michigan State University that is a portal site for all kinds of trade, export, and country information.

Guide to Law Online

May 1, 2017

A collection of guides prepared by the Law Library of Congress Public Services Division, is an annotated guide to sources of information on government and law available online. It includes selected links to useful and reliable sites for legal information.

Inflation Conversion Factors for Dollars

April 28, 2017

A wonderful page of interesting tables and charts showing how Consumer Price Index (CPI) affects prices and nearly everything else that has money as a base. There are conversion factors to determine the value of dollars of the years 1774 … Continued

Internal Revenue Service

April 28, 2017

Tax information publications and forms from the United States Internal Revenue Service.

Internal Revenue Service Small Business Guide

April 28, 2017

A guide information on Federal Tax aspects of a small business. Also a selected guide to other Internet sites and resources with information of interest to those starting or running a small businesses.

Internal Revenue Service Tax Statistics

April 28, 2017

This site contains links to many different statistics related to corporate and individual taxation. Information is gathered form corporate and individual tax returns filed with the United States Internal Revenue Service. The most current data here is 2 to 3 years … Continued

International Labor Organization

April 28, 2017

The ILO formulates international labour standards in the form of Conventions and Recommendations setting minimum standards of basic labour rights: freedom of association, the right to organize, collective bargaining, abolition of forced labour, equality of opportunity and treatment, and other … Continued

International Statistics Agencies

April 28, 2017

The U.S. Census Bureau has collected links to statistical sites for over 100 countries and international organizations. This is a good place to begin your search for statistics in other countries.

International Trade Centre

April 28, 2017

Lots of Importing and Exporting information. Click on “Products approach” or “Country approach” at the opening screen, and you’ll go to a page with a wealth of links to both ITC information and trade information on the Internet. Click on … Continued

Japanese Patent Office

April 28, 2017

Information from the Japan Patent Office including how to apply as well as a searchable databases of granted patents.

KnowThis?com

April 28, 2017

Links to a series of “tutorials” on marketing topics.

LLRX.com

April 28, 2017

A free Web journal dedicated to “providing legal and library professionals with the most up-to-date information on a wide range of Internet research and technology-related issues, applications, resources and tools.”

NC.gov

April 28, 2017

Links to all kinds of information about doing business in or with the state of North Carolina. Including: applications, permits, licenses, laws, taxes, and all manner of laws, rules, and regulations.

NewsLink

April 28, 2017

The site provides links to the FREE web sites of hundreds of U.S. and non-U.S. newspapers, U.S. radio stations, and U.S. television stations. This resource is particularly good for finding articles or news stories on smaller perhaps privately owned companies … Continued

North American Industry Classification System

April 28, 2017

The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) provides common industry definitions for Canada, Mexico, and the United States. And allows for better comparison of economic and financial statistics and ensures that such statistics keep pace with the changing economy. NAICS … Continued

North Carolina Department of Commerce

April 28, 2017

The North Carolina Department of Commerce provides a wealth of information and services including: business license information, NC statistics, site selection, international trade assistance, and more.

Olsen & Associates OANDA converter

April 28, 2017

Lots of information about foreign exchange including a converter. The converter lets you convert between any two of the worlds currencies. For example you can determine how many Yen, Pounds, or Krone you can get for your Dollar, Peso, or … Continued

OneLook Dictionaries

April 28, 2017

This is a marvelous site that lets you search for the definitions of words in more than 1060 different dictionaries. You can search all of the dictionaries at once or search them individually.

PR NewsWire

April 28, 2017

A good place to find upto three years of press releases and other news released by companies who are members of the PR Newswire organization. PR Newswire serves more than 50% of public companies in the United States, including over … Continued

Research Papers in Economics (RePEc)

April 28, 2017

RePEc together with IDEAS (Internet Documents in Economics Access Service), is a collaborative effort of hundreds of volunteers in more than 80 countries to enhance the dissemination of research in economics. The heart of the project is a decentralized database … Continued

Sales Tax Institute

April 28, 2017

News and legislation relating to sales and use taxation in the United States. Click on the “resources” link on the right of the screen for a link to sales and use tax rates by state.

Search Engine Watch

April 28, 2017

Search Engine Watch provides tips and information about searching the web, analysis of the search engine industry and help to site owners trying to improve their ability to be found in search engines. (Source Vendor web site)

SEC Info

April 28, 2017

An alternative site for searching the United States’ SEC EDGAR filings The site requires you to register, but registration is free. This resource is produced by Fran Finnegan & Company.

SEDAR

April 28, 2017

Official site that provides access to most public securities documents and information filed by Canadian public companies and investment funds with the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) in the SEDAR filing system. SEDAR is a rough equivalent to the SEC’s EDGAR … Continued

Standard Industrial Classification Search

April 28, 2017

This page allows the user to search the 1987 version of the SIC manual by keyword(s) for a 4 digit SIC and to access descriptive information for a known 4-digit SIC

Stock and Commodity Exchanges

April 28, 2017

Librarians at Rutgers University Libraries created this very useful and comprihensive site. “This Webguide lists stock and commodity exchanges, including those dealing in futures, options, and derivatives, as well as sources for market and stock prices and reports.”

The Public Register

April 28, 2017

Order hardcopies of annual reports from participating companies for free from one central location for more than 5,000 public companies traded on the NYSE, NASDAQ, AMEX, OTC and TSX exchanges. Reports are mailed free of charge to US addresses.

U.S. Census Bureau

April 28, 2017

The major statistics site for statistics on the United States of America! The site contains all kinds of statistics covering a wide range of subjects, from population to the economy to health issues, it is all here. Use the Index … Continued

U.S. Census Bureau Economic Programs Overview

April 28, 2017

Describes Census Bureau “programs” that provide statistics about U.S. businesses and governments. In Census jargon “programs” are are major data collection and reporting operations. All active “programs” are included along with discontinued “programs” of continuing interest. Each “program” description includes … Continued

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

April 28, 2017

Along with the expected information on Border Security this site contains information on rules and regulations that apply to importing and exporting goods to and from the United States.

U.S. Department of Labor

April 28, 2017

Lots of information on labor laws, regulations, and statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

April 28, 2017

News and information from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Including patent application forms, rules, regulations, and procedures, and frequently asked questions about the patent and trademark process. There are easy to use searchable databases of patents, trademarks, and patent … Continued

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

April 28, 2017

Provides access to the full-text regulatory material, litigation of SEC enforcement actions, the EDGAR Database of company filings, and a history of the SEC.

U.S. Small Business Administration

April 28, 2017

U.S. Government agency that provides financial, technical, and management assistance to help Americans start and grow their businesses.

UK Intellectual Property Office

April 28, 2017

News and information from the United Kingdom’s Patent and Trademark Office. Including patent application forms, rules and procedures, and frequently asked questions about the patent and trademark process. You can also search for on Patents, tredemarks, and copyrights granted in … Continued

Wachowicz’s Web World

April 28, 2017

This portal site has a very large collection of categorized and briefly annotated links to web resources useful for financial management related questions, more than 1,000 PowerPoint slides, interactive quizzes, web-based exercises, and more. The web sites are grouped to … Continued

Will Yancey.com

April 28, 2017

An impressive page of links to print and electronic resources that are useful for answering tax, accounting, finance, and law related questions. Some resources are available in full-text on line for free, other resources are either not on line or … Continued

World Industrial Reporter

April 28, 2017

A global directory of manufacturers and distributors, classified by industrial products and services categories. Information includes company name address and contact numbers or email. Does not necessarily include every company producing a product or service from every country.

World Intellectual Property Organization

April 28, 2017

WIPO is an agency of the UN. The WIPO databases include international intellectual property laws, standards, and statistics, but also information on international patents, brand registrations, marks, appellations of origin, and more. ()source Davis Libary web page.)

XE.com – Full Currency Converter

April 28, 2017

A collection of financial calculators including their Universal Currency Converter for converting more than 180 world currencies in to any other world currencies and a Credit Card Charges Calculator that it will give you an estimate of the “hidden” charges … Continued

Your Dictionary.com

April 28, 2017

A dictionary and thesaurus combination. Type in a word and get a definition, synonyms, and a list of usage examples.  A nice feature of this site is that many words have a link to an audiofile where you can hear … Continued

Zack’s Investment Research

April 28, 2017

Financial information on publicly traded companies. Including delayed stock price, financial statements, financial and performance ratios, analyst estimates and recomendations, and more.