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This page offers help in the location of economic information for business planning. Concepts addressed
include comparison of your financial projections with industry averages, a history of enterprise earnings, economic forecasts for major metropolitan areas and for states, an annual survey of the best financially performing small businesses, listing of the Inc. 500, the value of shipments, coverage of key industrial and services clusters and changes in market share and brand volume.

Economic Statistics Briefing Room
The purpose of this service is to provide easy access to current Federal economic indicators. It provides links to information produced by a number of Federal agencies. All of the information included in the Economic Statistics Briefing Room is maintained and updated by the statistical units of those agencies. All the estimates for the indicators presented in the Federal Statistics Briefing Rooms are the most currently available values.

Industry Data Reports
Get the data you need for your business plan, loan application, or strategic growth plan. This clear, easy-to-read information is excellent for start-ups and ongoing businesses.
 - Key Statistics
 - Benchmark of 19,000 Business Segments
 - Interactive Online Profiles

Business Statistics Comparison
Take this comparison test and learn how your financial and tax reporting compare to other businesses in your industry.

Analysis of businesses & industry statistics
Free & instant access to useful business statistics, effective online analysis of businesses & industries. For example, you can quickly find what the average small business owner keeps from each dollar of revenue or you can learn which small businesses are the most and least risky.

IRS Statistics
An IRS maintained site that includes statistics compiled from corporate tax returns. A variety of perspectives address many of the questions a strategic planner might ask.

Fortune 500
500 largest companies in the U.S.

Business Week's hot growth companies
From this screen, you can SEARCH more than 40,000 Business Week stories dating to 1991, BROWSE through selected stories from past BW issues, and try our FEATURED SEARCH on a timely topic, which we change regularly.

Law and Economics
An excellent set of links to legal resources for the business man.

Inc. 5000 fastest-growing private companies
We've expanded our list of the nation's fastest-growing private companies, to create the first-ever Inc. 5,000. The Inc. 5,000 includes the Inc. 500, but digs deeper to offer the most comprehensive look ever at the entrepreneurial engine driving the U.S. economy. Read more about the 5,000 fastest growing companies in America and what makes them work.

Economics Explained
Economics Explained: Everything You Need to Know About How the Economy Works and Where It's Going by Robert Heilbroner, Lester Thurow

A Beginner's Guide to the World Economy
A Beginner's Guide to the World Economy: Seventy-Seven Basic Economic Concepts That Will Change the Way You See the World by Randy Charles Epping

The Future of Capitalism
The Future of Capitalism: How Today's Economic Forces Shape Tomorrow's World by Lester C. Thurow

Statistics for Business and Economics
Statistics for Business and Economics by Dennis J. Sweeney, David Ray Anderson, Thomas Arthur Williams

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