Researchers and entrepreneurs are provided with comprehensive business and demographic information valuable to assess business viability, create sales leads and marketing mailing lists, complete location analyses and business plans, analyze population trends, find potential sponsors and donors and much more. This versatile database is useful for those who want to start a business as well as those who want to take their established business to the next level. Michigan residents or WSU community.
This website lets you retrieve basic factsheets for the population & housing of a town or zip code as well as manipulate datasets and thematic maps to uncover a wealth of data from the 2000 census of Population & Housing, the annual American Community Surveys, and the 2002 and 2007 Economic Census.
The Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) program produces employment and wage estimates for over 800 occupations. Businesses can use the data to see whether it would be beneficial to locate in a particular area. There are estimates of the number of people employed in certain occupations, and estimates of the wages paid to them. Self-employed persons are not included in the estimates. These estimates are available for the nation as a whole, for individual States, and for metropolitan and non
Information on recent employment trends, wages, detailed industries, and jobs in demand. It also is a source of economic information on Michigan regions and counties. The Data Explorer tab offers business and economic research and statistics (including forecasts) on a variety of topics such as labor, employment, wages and income.
This website has a variety of information and resources for businesses looking to locate in the state of Michigan, including county profiles, business directories, commercial property listings, and detailed information on MEDC incentive programs.
Data Driven Detroit (D3) provides accessible, high-quality information and analysis to drive informed decision-making that will strengthen communities in Southeast Michigan. Scroll down the Data & Mapping page to find numerous links to local data.
Freedonia is one of the premier market research firms in the country and their complete market research reports run several thousands of dollars. The savvy entrepreneur can glean some excellent information from the Abstracts to these reports as well as from the limited free industry reports available with the free site registration
The HTSA provides the applicable tariff rates and statistical categories for all merchandise imported into the United State. The site contains research tools, glossary, FAQ and an email “help” function. It also has links to other helpful websites for importing and exporting information.
Export.gov brings together resources from across the U.S. Government to assist American businesses in planning their international sales. There are short videos on various topics such as Export Compliance. There is an email “help” function. The site has links and information to U.S. Trade Centers, including several in the Detroit Metropolitan area. On the site, the Commerce Department’s Trade Information Center offers a series of one-hour webinars on the basics of exporting. These webi