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Use the options below to map clusters across U.S. regions. Overlay information about cluster-based and other economic development organizations throughout the U.S.

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The U.S. Cluster Mapping Project is a national economic initiative based at Harvard Business School and supported by the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration. A brand new version of this website will go live in April 2014 that will feature a revamped user interface and highly optimized data exploration tools, as well as analyses driven by the finalized 2014 Benchmark Cluster Definitions.

Data Quickstarts
  • Cluster Specialization

  • Cluster Employment

  • Overall Composition of Employment and Wages

  • Employment by Traded Cluster

  • Specialization by Traded Cluster

  • Job Creation by Traded Cluster

  • Wages by Traded Cluster

  • Comparative Innovation Performance

  • Average Wages in U.S. Regions

Cluster Mapping Micro Blog
Brookings: Powering Advanced Industries - A Bipartisan Dialogue on State Strategies, February 20, 2014
Innovation and STEM-worker intensive advanced industries drive regional and national economic develo...
PLAN Washington launch event on February 27, 2014
Add your voice to Washington's future by being a part of PLAN Washington, a new non-partisan, busine...
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker at Mexico-U.S. Entrepreneurship and Innovation Council meeting in Mexico City
On February 5, 2014, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker joined Enrique Jacob Rocha, President...
The U.S. Cluster Mapping Project is a national economic initiative based at Harvard Business School and supported by the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration. A brand new version of this website will go live in April 2014 that will feature a revamped user interface and highly optimized data exploration tools, as well as analyses driven by the finalized 2014 Benchmark Cluster Definitions.

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Data Quickstarts
This section provides a solid foundation to help you effectively...

This section provides a solid foundation to help you effectively use the U.S. Cluster Mapping site.

Below are a diverse set of charts to help you begin your cluster research. As you click on a chart type, you'll activate the data dashboard which will allow you to further explore these charts and data.

This section will be updated with new Data Quickstarts as new cluster research examples become available.

  • Cluster Specialization

  • Cluster Employment

  • Overall Composition of Employment and Wages

  • Employment by Traded Cluster

  • Specialization by Traded Cluster

  • Job Creation by Traded Cluster

  • Wages by Traded Cluster

  • Comparative Innovation Performance

  • Average Wages in U.S. Regions

Cluster Mapping Micro Blog
Brookings: Powering Advanced Industries - A Bipartisan Dialogue on State Strategies, February 20, 2014
Innovation and STEM-worker intensive advanced industries drive regional and national economic development in the United States. For that reason, states like Colorado and Tennessee are increasingly taking a lead in fostering these crown-jewel industries.

On February 20, the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings hosted a forum highlighting the importance of the nation’s advanced industries and state-level actions being taken to expand them. Brookings Vice President Bruce Katz and McKinsey Americas Advanced Industries Director Daniel Pacthod framed the discussion by describing the nature and importance of advanced industries. Their remarks were followed by a bipartisan dialogue between Govs. Haslam and Hickenlooper, discussing their efforts to expand key advanced industry clusters and the need for a supportive federal platform for those efforts. More

PLAN Washington launch event on February 27, 2014
Add your voice to Washington's future by being a part of PLAN Washington, a new non-partisan, business-led initiative that is focused on making Washington a top 5 state in shared economic prosperity and quality of life. Announced by the Washington Business Alliance, his meeting will convene a community of business leaders working toward an inclusive and sustainable economic future for the state. It will also present the origins of this initiative and provide participants with the first version of PLAN Washington's framework, which tackles six key domains: economic development, education, environment, governance, health and transportation. The event will be held at K&L Gates in Seattle on Thursday, February 27 from 5-7:30pm. Seating is limited so it is encouraged that interested attendees make reservations as soon as possible at http://www.wabusinessalliance.org/schedule/event/planwashington-launch-event. More
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker at Mexico-U.S. Entrepreneurship and Innovation Council meeting in Mexico City
On February 5, 2014, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker joined Enrique Jacob Rocha, President of the Mexican National Entrepreneurship Institute (INADEM), to deliver remarks at a breakfast hosted by the Mexico-United States Entrepreneurship and Innovation Council (MUSEIC) and the American Chamber of Commerce. Founded shortly after President Obama’s visit to Mexico in May 2013, MUSEIC brings together stakeholders from both the United States and Mexico to strengthen regional economic competitiveness and support entrepreneurship, a key Obama administration priority.  More
The Telegraph: Boost prosperity by listening to small businesses
In this op-ed published in the Telegraph, Karen Mills -- the most recent Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration and a key collaborator in the U.S. Cluster Mapping Project -- discusses...
Welcome
Welcome to the newly redesigned U.S. Cluster Mapping Website. Here policy makers, economic development professionals, and researchers will find powerful data and tools to understand clusters, improve institutions, and locate appropriate partners across the country.

Recent Analysis

Here you'll find data and cluster research you've conducted and...

Here you'll find data and cluster research you've conducted and related information that may be of interest. As you dive deeper into the research, this section will evolve providing additional regional cluster environments and comparative research that may be helpful.

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