Every five years the United States Census Bureau conducts the Economic Census, the U.S. Government's official measure of American business and the economy. The Economic Census is a comprehensive source of information about American businesses from the national to the local level. Published statistics cover more than 1,000 industries, 15,000 products, every state, over 3,000 counties, 15,000 cities and towns, and Puerto Rico and other U.S. Island Areas.
The U.S. Census Bureau conducts more frequent surveys and programs in addition to the Economic Census:
The U.S. Census Bureau also provides tools to help you better access and understand the data:
These subscription databases can be used remotely with an active Austin Public Library Card or on the public computers at any of our locations.
Trade associations are important sources of information for industry research, because they collect industry statistics, maintain directories, publish white papers and research reports, and organize conferences and trade shows.
Journals and Magazines
Trade journals and magazine provide current news, trends and products in an industry.