Government Resources

The US Economy at a Glance 

Daily releases of key economic indicators from the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau

Economic Indicators 

The latest data on unemployment, average hourly earnings, and other economic indicators.

Financial Report of the US Government

Issued by the Financial Management Service of the U.S. Dept. of the Treasury. Provides a comprehensive overview of the federal government’s finances on an accrual basis.

The Beige Book

This report is a Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions; includes regional data arranged by Federal Reserve District. Click on the Archive button to see previous reports. Published 8X per year.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Home page for accessing statistical information on inflation, wages, productivity, occupations, business costs, industrial safety, demographics, statistical and geographic information about labor economics. For navigation assistance, contact a librarian.

Indiana Specific Data/Resources

Hoosiers by the Numbers

Your source for workforce data from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development: Data on Region, Topic and Series.

Stats Indiana

STATS Indiana focuses on data for actionable use: demographic, economic, agriculture, manufacturing, taxation, libraries, and more. Includes at-a-glance city, county, and regional statistics plus downloadable data sets. Maintained by Indiana Business Research Center, Indiana University.

Index of Data and Statistics about the USA

USA.gov page offering convenient searching and linking capabilities to the full breadth of federal statistical information. Find data and trend information on such topics as economic and population trends, crime, education, health care, aviation safety, energy use, farm production and more. Searches on these sites can be narrowed to Indiana and more local.

QuickFacts by U.S. Census

At-a-glance statistics on selected topics, in tables, charts, or maps. Enter state, city, or zip code and choose the topic

International Business Resources

General Business Resources

Small Business Resources

Small Business Administration

The federal government's portal for small business assistance. Includes tutorials covering all aspects of entrepreneurship, from the planning stages of a start-up to expanding an established business.

8(a) Sources

This is a comprehensive source for current information on federally-certified minority and woman-owned businesses. You can search by company name, industry type, and state.

Black Enterprise

A commercial website aimed at African-American entrepreneurs, with current news, events, and opportunities. Maintains "top 100" lists of executives, companies, and so forth.