Economic Impact of Tourism in Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Department of Tourism releases data surrounding the economic impact of tourism in Wisconsin. There is both statewide and county-level data.   From the Wisconsin Department of Tourism: Tourism is an Economic Workhorse for Wisconsin Tourism is an integral part of the Wisconsin economy. It generates millions in tax receipts, and its broad range […]

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Economic Census

Find the Economic Census webpage here. The Economic Census has been completed in recent years 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, 2012, 2017, and will continue this pattern into the future. Data is typically released beginning two years after collection, and reports continue to be released up to four years after collection. Find the full release schedules for […]

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Business Patterns (US Census)

  County Business Patterns Metropolitan and Micropolitan Business Patterns ZIP Code Business Patterns   Each of these business patterns provides detailed annual information on Number of business establishments Number of employees Quarterly and annual payroll for most industries Data is available at the six digit NAICS Code (depending on the size of the population). It […]

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Kids Count Data Center

The Kids Count DATA CENTER is the place to start if you are looking data on child well-being.  Developed by the Ann E. Casey Foundation, this site provides easy access to data on the demographics, economic well-being, family structure, health and safety of children.  Data can be obtained  at the state, county, community, school district […]

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Government Benefits: County-level data

The Geography of Government Benefits, an interactive mapping tool developed by the the New York Times, provides data on government benefits (i.e. Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Income Support, Unemployment, and Veterans Benefits) as a percentage of personal income for every county in the U.S. The accompanying article can be found here. Data on transfer payments […]

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U.S. Statistical Abstract

Often overlooked in the scramble to find data, the Statistical Abstract of the United States is one of the best places to start looking for information. From 1878-2012, the Statistical Abstract has been the place to go for social, political, and economic statistics on the  United States. In addition to serving as a source of […]

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Community Economic Development Preparedness Index (CEDPI)

The Community Economic Development Preparedness Index (CEDPI) is a comprehensive tool to help communities analyze their readiness for economic development.  The program enables communities to identify and assess their strengths and weaknesses before developing a plan or taking action to improve economic development opportunities in the community. The index is based on individual perceptions of activities and conditions in the […]

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The Coincident Index: A single measure of economic health

The Coincident Index (CI) is a monthly composite economic indicator published by the Philadelphia Federal Reserve.  The CI provides a snapshot of economic conditions in each state. An increase in a state’s CI over time indicates an expansion in economic activity within the state while a declining CI signals a contraction in the state’s economy. […]

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Principal Federal Economic Indicators

Be the first on your block to receive monthly and quarterly updates  from the U.S. Department of Commerce  Economic & Statistics Administration (ESA). Simply sign up for Principal Federal Economic Indicators and receive email updates of the following: Advance Monthly Sales for Retail and Food Services Advance Report on Durable Goods Construction Put in Place Gross Domestic Produce […]

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American Human Development (HD) Index

The HD Index, a unique and valuable tool developed by the American Human Development Project, is a quality of life indicator comprised of three elements: health, knowledge, and standard of living. The three components are based on over 100 variables ranging from typical demographic data such as education, income, and employment to health measures including […]

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