Other Tools and Initiatives
Burning Glass develops technologies to match people with jobs through insight across a range of functions, including workforce and economic development and career exploration and counseling, as well as job matching.
C2ER State Business Incentives Database
The State Business Incentives Database is a searchable database of incentive programs used by states for strategic business attraction.
C2ER State Economic Development Expenditures Database
The State Economic Development Expenditures Database is a compilation of data on state investments in economic development that uses a consistent categorization of expenses across states.
CB Insights is a venture capital database that retrieves its information about the health and wealth of private firms by crawling thousands of thousands of web sources.
Clean Energy Incubator Network
Through a partnership between the Electric Power Research Institute and the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the Clean Energy Incubator Network provides nationwide coordination among clean energy business incubators.
Golden Shovel Agency provides groundbreaking online economic development, combining industry focused website development with online communications and management.
National Center for Economic Gardening
Driven by the National Center for Economic Gardening (NCEG), Economic Gardening is a "grow from within" strategy targeting existing growth companies and offering them critical strategic information that is customized to their needs.
StateBook is an online marketplace for site selection and economic growth and development, where users can explore information from demographics, taxes and utility costs to quality of life data.
Brookings: Interactive Manufacturing Map
This interactive map explores data on U.S. manufacturing industry geography, jobs, specialities, and patterns.
This wizard will guide you through aspects of starting a business and finding information you need to succeed.
The Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board
A nonprofit, nonpartisan, business-led public policy organization that delivers well-researched analysis and reasoned solutions to our nation’s most critical issues.
CrunchBase is the world’s most comprehensive dataset of startup activity and it’s accessible to everyone.
Economic Diversity in Appalachia
This website provides diversity and demographic data for all U.S. counties, created for the Appalachian Regional Commission by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Regional Economic Applications Laboratory and the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness.
Regional Economic Models, Inc. (REMI) develops and supports the use of economic models that inform government and corporate decisions with the ultimate goal of improving public policy.
The George Washington Institute of Public Policy
The George Washington Institute of Public Policy (GWIPP) serves as a university-wide center for faculty and graduate students engaging in research on important public policy issues. GWIPP is a stand-alone unit reporting through Leo Chalupa (VP for Research) to the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Center for Washington Area Studies (CWAS) and the State and Local Fiscal Policy Research Program (SLFP) are housed within GWIPP.
Institute for Competitiveness & Prosperity
The Institute for Competitiveness & Prosperity is an independent, not-for-profit organization in Canada dedicated to increasing public understanding of the factors behind Ontario’s economic progress.
NECEC is a regional non-profit organization representing clean energy companies and entrepreneurs throughout New England and the Northeast through programs and initiatives that help clean energy businesses at all stages of development to access the resources they need to grow.
NEXCAP provides information about underutilized manufacturing sites and the communities in which they are located.
Purdue University, Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Purdue provides information, support, and connections for entrepreneurship and innovation.
The Regional Innovation Acceleration Network (RIAN) is a project of State Science & Technology Institute (SSTI) funded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration to establish and support a virtual nationwide community of nonprofit Venture Development Organizations (VDOs).
The SCORE Association “Counselors to America’s Small Business” is a nonprofit association comprised of 13,000+ volunteer business counselors throughout the U.S. and its territories. SCORE members are trained to serve as counselors, advisers, and mentors to aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners.
The Solutions Project
The Solutions Project focuses on engaging science, business, and culture in accelerating the transition to clean, renewable energy economy.
STATS America Innovation Index
This U.S. Economic Development Administration project uses data and analytical tools to support regional competitiveness.
This site maps United States zip code designations and reveals some of the system’s lesser known boundary issues.
U.S. Economic Development Administration Resources
This directory provides links to critical local resources including: EDA regional office contacts, state government contacts, and EDD, TAAC, RLF, University Centers, and Tribal planning organization sites.
YourEconomy.org (YE) is an online research tool that allows visitors to analyze economic activity at the community level and across the country.