Business Support Resources

Economic Data Tools

American National Standards Institute

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Service Area: National

A standardized set of codes issued by the Institute to ensure uniform identification of geographic entities through all federal government agencies. These standards replace the Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) codes previously issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Board on Geographic Names (USGS)

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Service Area: National

The U.S. Board on Geographic Names maintains uniform geographic name usage throughout the Federal Government.

Bureau of Economic Analysis (US Department of Commerce)

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Service Area: National

Economic research: national, states, county and metropolitan areas.

Bureau of Labor Statistics (US Department of Labor)

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Service Area: National

Economic research: national, states, county and metropolitan areas.

Business & Industry (US Census Bureau)

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Service Area: National

Economic research: national, states and county.

Population (US Census Bureau)

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National, state and county population and census data.

Center for Economic Studies (US Census Bureau)

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Service Area: National

Access data from research studies, data centers, etc.

Centers for Disease Control

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Service Area: National

National research and statistics

Economic Research Service (US Dept Agriculture)

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Service Area: National

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service—the economics of food, farming, natural resources and rural America.

US Energy Information Administration

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Service Area: National

Independent statistics and analysis on energy

Federal Housing Finance Agency

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Service Area: National

Provides supervision and regulation of Fannie Mae, Feddie Mac and federal home loan banks.

Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) publications

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Service Area: National

Old standards (placed here for reference). These have been replaced by ANSI codes.

Federal Reserve

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Service Area: National

Economic research: national financial data.

Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis

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Service Area: National

Economic research: national and state financial data

FedStats

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Service Area: National

Economic research: national, state and local information.

Geological Survey (USGS)

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Service Area: National

Information on biology, geography, geospacial and water maps.

Oregon Geospatial Enterprise Office

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Service Area: Statewide

Oregon GIS data

Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

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Service Area: National

Find original data sets, including the American Housing Survey, HUD median family income limits, as well as microdata from research initiatives on topics such as housing discrimination, the HUD-insured multifamily housing stock and the public housing population.

Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (US Census Bureau)

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Service Area: National

State and local information

National Atlas

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Service Area: National

Federal, state and local map maker.

National Bureau of Economic Research

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Service Area: National

National economic research tools

The National Map (USGS)

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Service Area: National

Federal, state and local maps with elevation, roads, geographic names in quadrangle format.

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)

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Service Area: National

Industry classification and description—the standard used by federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy.

O*NET OnLine

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Service Area: National

National and state occupation information

Oregon Center for Health Statistics

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Service Area: Statewide

Vital records for the state of Oregon

Oregon Employment Department Data

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Service Area: Statewide

Find economic data for Oregon.

US Patent and Trademark Office

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Service Area: National

Patent and trademark information and resources

Google Patent Search

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Service Area: National

Search through more than 7 million patents

Oregon Population Research Center

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Service Area: Statewide

Oregon population information

Portland Maps

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Service Area: Portland

Search Portland's GIS system for portland-area property information

Regional Economic Analysis Project

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Service Area: National

Economic research: access web-based programs to create graphic trends analysis of local economic indicators and generate shift-share analysis results to diagnose local employment growth. View and download customized tabulations of economic data for the regions and counties of the states compiled by the Regional Income Division of the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA).

Statistics of US Businesses (US Census Bureau)

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Service Area: National

Data about businesses in the United States

Oregon Department of Transportation—Maps

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Service Area: Statewide

Access Oregon city and county transportation maps

US Maps & Data

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Service Area: National

Federal, state and local geographic data.