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BUS:3000 Business Communication and Protocol: City data / Demographics

Search Tips

A great place to find data on a specific city is the city's own website.

See for example:

Iowa City Website

St. Louis Website

Des Moines Website

Simply Map

Search Simply Map to find the number of businesses operating in a State, County, Census Block or Zip code. Access to consumer behavior information, such as how many households have purchased a Honda vehicle in 2008, is also available.



US Bureau of Labor Statistics

The Bureau of Labor Statistics will give you all kinds of data related to working and employment.

Economic Census

Search the Economic Census to find out how many businesses are operating in the US, a State, a City, or County.

Provides a detailed portrait of the nation's economy once every five years, from the national to the local level. Includes key industrial statistics such as the number of establishments, number of employees, payroll, and measure of output.

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