Business & Industry (Census Bureau). Links to economic and business data the Census Bureau collects, including data by sector, economic indicators, and special topics.
Manufacturing, Mining, and Construction Statistics (Census Bureau). See also Government Reference Sources: Minerals and Energy.
Current Industrial Reports (Census Bureau)
Monthly & Annual Retail Trade (Census Bureau)
Monthly & Annual Wholesale Trade (Census Bureau)
Annual & Quarterly Services (Census Bureau)
E-Stats: Measuring the Electronic Economy (Census Bureau). Includes data and links to data sources.
Statistics on Banking (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation)
SEC Filings & Forms (EDGAR). The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) requires all public companies (except foreign companies and companies with less than $10 million in assets and 500 shareholders) to file registration statements, periodic reports, and other forms (such as 10-K, 8-K, 10-Q forms etc.) electronically through EDGAR. Anyone can access and download this information for free.
Statistics of U.S. Businesses (Census Bureau) National and subnational data on business distribution by size and industry. Covering most of the country's economic activity, the series excludes data on self-employed individuals, employees of private households, railroad employees, agricultural production employees, and most government employees
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau). County Business Patterns (Census Bureau). Offers business pattern data by county, zip code, or metropolitan area in several formats.
Statistical Abstract of the United States. Annual compilation of statistics on industries, population, and a vast array of other topics. Most consider this title easier to use in print format, which is available in the Oviatt Library (latest in Reference Room, ref HA 202). Historical years online offer PDF files (use Adobe Reader); current years offer choice of Excel files or PDF (select the print edition).
Starting and Managing a Business (Small Business Administration) includes information on starting and managing a small business, such as writing a business plan, finance and legal topics, taxes, marketing, and more for those who want to start a new business.