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U.S. Federal Government Publications -- Business and Industry

Annual Survey of Manufactures -- 1994 - date

Annual data on industry groups, geographic areas, product shipments. (Census Bureau.)

Business.gov -- Web site

U.S. Small Business Administration and other agencies provide "a single access point to government services and information to help the nation's businesses with their operations."

BusinessLaw.gov -- Web site

Assistance for small businesses. (Small Business Administration)

Career Guide to Industries -- current edition

Annual survey of over 40 major industries (including education, business, etc.), focusing on current status and prospects for employment. (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

County Business Patterns -- 1993 - date

Annual data report on business activity.   (Census Bureau)

Economic Census -- 1997, 2002, 2007 (pending)

Quinquennial series presenting wide range of data industry on industry sectors and geographic areas.

Export.gov -- Web site

Official "portal" for export-related information, including market and country reports. Password required for some areas.

Fed In Print -- Web site

Index to articles in Federal Reserve publications. (Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco)

Industries at a Glance -- Web site

"Snapshot" of national data obtained from different BLS surveys and programs, with some state and regional data.  (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Minerals Yearbook -- 1932 - date

Annual review of mineral industries in the U.S. and abroad. (U.S. Geological Survey)

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) -- Web site

Official economic classification system used for industry statistics. Successor to Standard Industrial Classification (SIC). (Census Bureau).

Quarterly Financial Report (QFR) for Manufacturing, Mining, and Trade Corporations -- 1996 - date

Data on the financial positions of U.S. corporations, including estimated statements of income and earnings, balance sheets, and more. (Census Bureau.)

Service Annual Survey -- 1994 - date

Annual data on selected services. (Census Bureau)

Small Business Profiles -- 2004 - date

Annual state-by-state "portrait" of the economic condition and activities of small businesses.  (Small Business Administration)

Statistics for Specific Industries --  Web site

Links to important sources for data on banking, energy, housing, etc.   (Small Business Administration)

TradeStats Express -- Web site

Merchandise trade statistics at the national and state levels. (Commerce Department.)

USA Trade Online -- Web site

Export and import data. (Census Bureau). (Leyburn subscription)

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