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Innovative Data Sources for Regional Economic Analysis


Recent advances in information technology and statistical methods are greatly expanding capabilities for data collection, analysis, display, and dissemination in support of regional economic development. This regularly updated website provides an organized listing of innovative data sources and tools of value to regional economic researchers and practitioners.


Recent Additions (as of 10/17/12)


Jobs and Income

Workforce

Businesses

Data Intermediaries and Integrators


The website is one outcome of the May 2012 conference, “Innovative Data Sources for Regional Economic Analysis,” co-hosted by GWIPP and the University of North Carolina’s Department of Public Policy.  It is funded by a grant from the E.M. Kauffman Foundation.

Innovative Data Sources by Category

Topics


Tools

 

R&D and Innovation


General 

Science and Engineering Indicators 2012 State Data Tool, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, National Science Foundation

Innovation Economy360, Decision Data Resources

Innovation in American Regions, Indiana Business Research Center, Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business


Federally-funded R&D Projects (Grants and Contracts)

USASpending.gov, Office of Management and Budget

R&D Dashboard, Federal Networking and Information Technology R&D (NITRD) Program

STAR METRICS Portfolio Explorer, Federal Networking and Information Technology R&D (NITRD) Program 


Business R&D and Innovation Activities

Business R&D and Innovation Survey, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NSF) and Census Bureau(additional site)

Rural Establishment Innovation Survey, Economic Research Service, USDA


Researchers and Their Work

SciVal, Elsevier

Research Analytics, Thomson Reuters

Dataverse Network, The Institute for Quantitative Social Science, Harvard University

VIVO 

Mendeley 

Zotero, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media

COMETS, UCLA

Science Experts Network & Curriculum Vitae (SciENCV), Electronic Research Administration Committee, Federal Demonstration Partnership

STAR METRICS Portfolio Explorer/Expertise, Federal Networking and Information Technology R&D (NITRD) Program


Intellectual Property

Google Patents, Google

Patent and Trademark Bulk Downloads, Google

Research Datasets (in process), U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Patent Network Dataverse, Harvard University

Statistics Access for Tech Transfer (STATT), Association of University Technology Managers

Federal Laboratory (Interagency) Technology Transfer Summary Reports, National Institute of Standards and Technology

R&D Dashboard, Federal Networking and Information Technology R&D (NITRD) Program

STAR METRICS Portfolio Explorer/Patents, Federal Networking and Information Technology R&D (NITRD) Program 


New Product Introductions

ThomasNet, Thomas Publishing Company

 
Performance and Impact Assessment 

SciVal, Elsevier

Research Analytics, Thomson Reuters

ImpactStory, an altmetrics project

ReaderMeter, an altmetrics project

The Evidence Network

COMETS, UCLA

STAR METRICS, National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Institutional Economic Engagement Index (proposed), Association of University Technology Managers

University Economic Impact Metrics, Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness, and Economic Prosperity, Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities

 

Jobs and Income


General

Regional Economic Statistics for Coastal Areas, Bureau of Economic Analysis


Occupational Characteristics

O*NET Data Collection Program, National Center for O*NET Development, Employment and Training Administration


Employment Dynamics

Quarterly Workforce Indicators and Job-to-Job Flows, Local Employment Dynamics Partnership, Center for Economic Studies, Census Bureau

Business Employment Dynamics, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Business Dynamic Statistics, Center for Economic Studies, Census Bureau

YourEconomy.org, Edward Lowe Foundation


Longitudinal Business Databases 

Longitudinal Business Database, Center for Economic Studies, Census Bureau

National Establishment Time-Series (NETS) Database, Walls & Associates 


Labor Market Demand and Supply

Economic Modeling Specialists, Inc. (EMSI)

Real-Time Labor Market Information – information on the demand and requirements for and characteristics of occupations, from electronic job boards; information on characteristics of job applicants, from resumes submitted to public and private employment services


Green Jobs


Green Goods and Services Survey, Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Workforce


Workforce Characteristics

Local Employment Dynamics, Center for Economic Studies, Census Bureau

American Community Survey (3- and 5-year estimates for small areas), Census Bureau

Federal Data Employment Exchange System, The Jacob France Institute, University of Baltimore


Longitudinal Student/Worker Databases – Student/Worker Records Linked Over Time

Virginia Longitudinal Data System, State Higher Education Council of Virginia

Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems, funded through National Center for Education Statistics

National Student Clearinghouse Research Center


Education

Federal Education Budget Project, New America Foundation

 

Businesses

General 

Enterprise Statistics, Census Bureau


Survey of Business Owners, Census Bureau

Firm and Establishment InformationResearch Data Centers Program, Center for Economic Studies, Census Bureau

Cornell VirtualRDC

National Establishment Time-Series (NETS) Database, Walls & Associates


Data.gov Communities, Office of Management and Budget

Salesforce.com

S&P Capital IQ

Report Bulk Download Tool (proposed), Securities and Exchange Commission
-See Recommendation B

Bill Little Company Database (for Research Triangle, NC), Maryann Feldman, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Business Exports and Imports

International Trade Data System, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Export Nation 2012, Metropolitan Policy Program, The Brookings Institution

LFTTD - Linked/ Longitudinal Firm Trade Transaction Database, Duke University

USA Trade® Online, U.S. Census Bureau Foreign Trade Division


Business Spin-offs from Universities

Statistics Access for Tech Transfer (STATT), Association of University Technology Managers


IPOs, Venture and Private Equity—(Deals, Firms Backed, Investors)

Firm Database of Initial Public Offerings, Martin Kenney and Donald Patton, University of California, Davis

MoneyTree Report, PricewaterhouseCoopers and National Venture Capital Association

CB Insights 

VentureDeal 

GrowThink Research 

Dow Jones VentureSource 

Private Equity Info

 

Prices and Costs


PriceStats 

Core Logic (real estate)

Regional Price Parities, Bureau of Economic Analysis

Regional Cost of Living and Regional Cost of Doing Business, Economy.com, Moody’s Analytics

Cost of Living Adjustment to Supplemental Poverty Measure, Census Bureau

H&T Affordability Index, Center for Neighborhood Technology

 

Networks and Relationships


Businesses and Investors

S&P Capital IQ

Report Bulk Download Tool (proposed), Securities and Exchange Commission
- See Recommendation B


Research

COMETS, UCLA

Research Analytics, Thomson Reuters 

Web of Knowledge, Thomson Reuters

MPACT, Indiana University and University of North Carolina

 

Data Intermediaries and Integrators    


Economy.com, Moody’s Analytics

DataFerrett, Census Bureau

NORC Data Enclave 

STATS America, Indiana Business Research Center, Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business

City Benchmarking Data, 2thinknow

DecisionData.Net, Innovation Economy360, and Research360Decision Data Resources

Regional Innovation Index, Innovation Ecologies

U.S. Cluster Mapping, Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness, Harvard Business School

 Local Indicators Database for Economic Analysis (IDEAs), David Wolfe, University of Toronto

Economic Modeling Specialists, Inc. (EMSI)

Geographic Solutions 

Core Logic (real estate)

Social Explorer

 

Analysis and Visualization Tools


General Visualizations/ Infographics

Column Five Media  

Data-Driven Documents (D3) 

Impure 

Science of Science (Sci2) Tool, Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center, Indiana University 

Splunk 

Tableau Software 

TouchGraph Navigator  

Visualizing Economics 

Visual.ly


Interactive Visualizations

FlowingData

Google

Gephi 

Many Eyes, IBM

Periscopic


Mapping and Geospatial Analysis

Azavea 

CartoDB 

Geo IQ  

Google Maps API 

PolicyMap 

Polymaps, SimpleGeo and Stamen 

Urban Mapping 

 

Big Data, Open Data Platforms, Web Services


Data.gov, Office of Management and Budget 
Note Communities

Metamarkets 

Infochimps Data Marketplace

Windows Azure Marketplace, Microsoft

Amazon Web Services

Factual 

Big Data Senior Steering Group, Networking and Information Technology R&D Program

 

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