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  • Information from or about small geographic places – counties, cities, towns, zip-code or census tractInformation about places or for more in-depth coverage of local evenWhy local is trickyNeed to find the fastest, most efficient way to find local:DemographicsEconomicsCompaniesPeopleIssues
  • OES: nation, states, and metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas
  • See also, Statistics Explained section, regional annual yearbook
  • Benchmarking tool for small businesses
  • http://www.cro2.org/default.aspx?page=reviewdisplay&pid=3629225Metropolitan regions
  • Search by city, keywordorNarrow keyword search
  • http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/ucr
  • Best Local Sources

    1. 1. Best Local Sources Searchers Academy Marcy Phelps Phelps Research www.phelpsresearch.com
    2. 2. Bureau of Labor Statistics BLS.gov Unemployment/employment, prices/spending, pay/benefits, and more Local Area Unemployment Statistics: bls.gov/lau Occupational Employment Statistics: bls.gov/oes Geographic Guide: bls.gov/guide/geography www.PhelpsResearch.com 2
    3. 3. Bureau of Economic Analysis Regional Economic Accounts http://bea.gov/regional GDP for states, metro area Personal income for states, counties, metro areas, micropolitan areas, metropolitan divisions & combined statistical areas, BEA economic areas www.PhelpsResearch.com 3
    4. 4. Eurostat: Regions and Cities http://snipurl.com/253pqp5 Single access point to Eurostat's subnational statistics Demographics, economics, education, tourism, transport, and much more www.PhelpsResearch.com 4
    5. 5. Local news Google News: news.google.com/news/advanced_news_se arch abyznewslinks.com Links to outlets of global news sources Newspapers, broadcast stations, internet services, magazines, press agencies www.PhelpsResearch.com 5
    6. 6. The Atlantic Cities www.theatlanticcities.com News, analysis, data, trends on major cities worldwide Good source for rankings, mapped data, charts www.PhelpsResearch.com 6
    7. 7. SBA SizeUp http://snipurl.com/253pr2u Select city and industry Benchmark revenues, salaries Map competitors www.PhelpsResearch.com 7
    8. 8. MetroTrends.org Urban Institute – social and economic trends and their impact Charts/figures, expert commentary, downloadable data sets, interactive maps www.PhelpsResearch.com 8
    9. 9. GuideStar http://www2.guidestar.org Association listings Find experts, ID hubs/hot spots www.PhelpsResearch.com 9
    10. 10. Uniform Crime Reporting Statistics New access point: http://www.ucrdatatool.gov/ Build tables to specify offenses, locality (city, county, state), and year(s) Violent and property crime – QOL www.PhelpsResearch.com 10
    11. 11. Cost of living comparisons Free: Sperling’s BestPlaces http://www.bestplaces.net/col/ Fee-based: Cost of Living Index http://coli.org/compare.asp www.PhelpsResearch.com 11
    12. 12. ResearchOnMainStreet.com Links from the book, organized by chapter: Demographics Economics Companies People Local Issues www.PhelpsResearch.com 12
    13. 13. Email: mphelps@phelpsresearch.com Twitter: @marcyphelps LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/marcyphelps Blog: www.marcyphelps.com www.PhelpsResearch.com 13

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