Online Tools and Resources

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SelectUSA Stats

SelectUSA has created several data dashboards to assist visitors to our website with visualizing and analyzing key FDI data from a variety of sources. Each dashboard features the earliest through the latest available data. Please note that for some indices there can be a delay of up to two years (data release dates vary).

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U.S. Cluster Mapping Tool

Led by Harvard Business School in partnership with the U.S. Economic Development Administration, this tool provides easy-to-access data on industry clusters and innovation hubs. Users can better understand regional economies and local competitive strengths.

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Assess Costs Everywhere (ACE) Tool

Created by the Department of Commerce's Economics and Statistics Administration, this tool provides an analytic framework for understanding the full range of costs associated with manufacturing in the United States versus other locations. Users will find links to resources and case studies.

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Data.gov Manufacturing Portal

The Data.gov portal displays the Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration (ITA) databases, including TradeStats Express, Exporter Database, State Imports, Metropolitan Export Series, FTZ Board Federal Register Notices, US Top Trade Partners, and more.

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Total Cost of Ownership Estimator

This free online tool helps manufacturers aggregate all their cost and risk factors into one cost for simpler, more objective decision making regarding sourcing and reshoring. 

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INFORMATIONAL VIDEOS & WEBINARS

Webinars on how to utilize federal data and resources, Breakout and Academy sessions from the 2019 SelectUSA Investment Summit, and success stories - learn more about how to invest in the United States from experts and entrepreneurs.

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DATA RESOURCES BY U.S. AGENCIES WITH SELECTED TOOLS

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BUREAU OF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS

An integral part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) is the only official U.S. government source for FDI data. BEA produces economic accounts statistics to help measure and understand the nation’s economic performance. BEA collects source data, performs research analysis, and develops estimation methodologies to prepare national, regional, industry, and international accounts of economic growth and development, interindustry relationships, and the national position in the world economy. 

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BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

Part of the U.S. Department of Labor, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) measures labor market activity across the country by collecting, analyzing, and disseminating economic data. The numerous resources provided by BLS include indexes of economic indicators and granular data on employment, productivity, prices, and wages.

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DATA.GOV

Hosted by the U.S. General Services Administration, Data.Gov is home to the U.S. government’s open data, providing data, tools, and resources from federal, state, and city government sources.

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATION

As the sole federal agency focused exclusively on economic development, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration seeks to promote innovation and competitiveness by facilitating and supporting regional economic development efforts across the country. 
 
  • StatsAmerica: Run by the Indiana Business Research Center at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business and supported by the U.S. Economic Development Administration, StatsAmerica provides accessible and functional data from hundreds of federal, state, commercial, and private sources. StatsAmerica adds further value to this data through graphs, time series, geographic comparisons, and maps.  

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SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is the only cabinet-level federal agency dedicated to small businesses, providing expert counsel and contracting assistance. The SBA provides small businesses with the knowledge and support to plan, launch, manage, and grow their business.  

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U.S. CENSUS BUREAU

As the largest U.S. federal statistical agency, the U.S. Census Bureau provides data about the nation’s population, places, and economy through demographic and economic surveys. The Census’s QuickFacts provides easy access to broad data about people, business, and geography, while data.census.gov allows access to large amounts of data at multiple levels of geography across time periods. 

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE: ECONOMIC RESEARCH SERVICE

As the research arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Economic Research Service conducts research and analysis to anticipate trends in agriculture, food, the environment, and the rural United States.