U.S. Census Bureau
When you need statistics on construction or
population trends, make this site one of your first visits. It's surprisingly
easy to access mountains of data on housing starts, permits and related
More than 70 federal government agencies, including
the U.S. Census department, can be searched in one stroke from a site called
“FedStats” maintained by The Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy.
nearest Federal Reserve Bank
These banks often have excellent regional economic
data. To find the Web site of the nearest Federal Reserve, go to the address
listed above and click on the map in the appropriate region.
If you are looking for financial data or profile
information on a public or private company, visit www.hoovers.com. The site is
loaded with data and is easy to navigate.
At Channel Market Group, electrical industry
marketing veterans David Gordon and Neil Gillespie offer a diverse array of
One of the earliest online information portals in the
distribution industry, Bruce Merrifield's site has for years had so much darn
good information for surfers interested in broad trends in the wholesale
distribution industry that it's well worth the hours of connect time you will
probably spend here. The site also offers a ton of articles packed with
Merrifield's thoughts on electronic commerce and his observations on sales and