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Recent Reports

The Role of Equity Capital in Rural Communities


Data Resources
A gateway of one-stop shopping to a variety of government and private data sources for economic and workforce development.

Economy at a glance
Regional overviews with graphs and historic charts run by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Detailed employment data
Detailed information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on employment, wages, occupations, and other economic information.

Census Data
The Census Bureau has the full range of Census data, as well as American FactFinder and CenStats, query-based means for accessing data for your area from a variety of Census series. &


Information about businesses, agencies and organizations, and jobs at the national, state, MSA, and county levels.


Innovation Resources

These are just a few organizations with an innovation focus, check the SSTI link for many, many more!

State Science & Technology Institute (SSTI)
The long-standing organization serving the innovation community for over 10 years.  Offers a weekly digest with the latest news, online bookstore, annual conference, and the most comprehensive list of resources.

TBED Resource Center
A website where you can sort technology-based programs by topic, region, or type of program.

Kauffman Foundation: Entrepreneurship
A foundation supporting entrepreneurial development with an array of research and reports on entrepreneurship.

Angel Capital Association

The Angel Capital Association is the leading professional and trade association supporting the success of angel investors in high-growth, early-stage ventures.

Innovation America
An on-line daily and weekly newsletter on entreprneurial and innovation issues