The StatsAmerica.org data portal provides economic profiles, a regional innovation index and other relevant data for economic development practitioners, regional planners, community stakeholders, data analysts, and researchers.
StatsAmerica.org, funded by a grant from the US Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA), contains a suite of data tools to assist with economic development strategy and regional policy-making.
The Innovation Index
In the latest stage of the Innovation Index’s development, it has been expanded to include more than 50 new measures of innovation and economic performance. These analytical tools help economic practitioners and policy-makers to assess regional weaknesses, strengths, and potential.
This project won an Award of Excellence recently at the University Economic Development Association’s annual conference. It also received the Award of Excellence for Websites at the annual meeting of the Association for University Business and Economic Research.
The Regional Innovation Acceleration Network
Town, State and County Profiles
Use the economic profiles to find information on the demographic and workforce data for any of the 50 states. The States in Profiles include data on population, housing, income and labor force data for any U.S. county.
The Towns in Profiles provide data using the latest 5-year estimates from the American Community Survey, with state comparisons. There is also an Anywhere in the U.S. profile searching tool available.
Uncover regional strengths by exploring industry and skill-based occupational clusters. Cluster mapping tools help to understand clusters, improve institutions, and locate appropriate partners across the country.
Measuring Distress Tool
Using the Measuring Distress Tool, quickly calculate whether a county, region or neighborhood meets certain federal grant thresholds.
The Big Radius Tool
Using the Big Radius Tool, create a radius from 50-500 miles and view info on people, industries and workers.