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Provides free, accurate business statistics, including industry financial benchmark reports and industry profitability risk data.
Small Business Ratio Calculators
Ratios provide insight into every financial element in your company, from its profitability to the effectiveness of your accounts receivable department. We've put together calculators for some of the most commonly used business ratios.
FedStats supports a community of practice for over 100 agencies engaged in the production and dissemination of official federal statistics.
Industry Statistics Portal
Provides access to the Census Bureau programs that provide economic data for a user-selected industry.
Population Reference Bureau
Search hundreds of social, economic, and demographic indicators, thousands of locations, and easily create custom reports.
Industry, Market, & Business Resources
This page provides links to proprietary research databases, government resources, and other valuable resources on finding industry, market, and business information and statistics.
Includes numerous reports on a wide variety of industries and markets.
Business Source Complete
Contains industry reports, company reports, country reports, SWOT analyses, and more.
Mergent Intellect (formerly Hoover's)
A highly flexible web-based application that features a deep collection of worldwide business information that enables companies to generate insightful business intelligence. Mergent Intellect offers a unique opportunity to access private and public U.S and international business data, industry news, facts and figures, executive contact information, the ability to access industry profiles and much more.
Mergent Archives (includes WebReports)
Indexed collection of corporate and industry related documents. Containing more than 180,000 documents covering over 100 countries and industries including the Annual Report Collection: US Documents, Canadian Documents, International Documents as well as D&B Country Reports, RiskLine Reports, and Who owns Whom Collection.
Financial information services online, global business and financial information on public companies worldwide. Includes key business ratios as well.
A comprehensive source of business and investment information that offers online access to Standard & Poor's research-related products such as industry surveys, stock reports, corporation records, The Outlook, mutual fund reports and more.
Regional Business News
Full-text for regional business publications. Potentially useful when scouting your market.
Statistical data on over 600 international industries from more than 18,000 sources, including market researchers, trade organizations, scientific journals and government databases.
Free Market Resources
The Economic Census profiles the US economy every 5 years, from the national to the local level. The report will present national statistics for every sector and subsector of the economy
Doing Business from the World Bank
The Doing Business Project provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 189 economies and selected cities at the subnational and regional level.
County Business Patterns
County Business Patterns is an annual series that provides subnational economic data by industry.
Sponsored by the Edward Lowe Foundation, this site provides free data about business activity in localized areas.
Regional Economic Conditions (RECON)
Provides an economic overview by U.S. geographical area. Search for tables and charts by state, Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), or county. Uses a shopping cart mechanism to choose the data you want, but the data is free.