Economic Data & Analysis
This interactive tool of the US Census allows users to quickly access demographic, housing and economic data for states, counties and MSAs.
Bureau of Economic Analysis
The Bureau of Economic Analysis promotes a better understanding of the US economy by providing the most timely, relevant and accurate economic accounts data. These statistics enable government and business decision-makers, researchers, and the American public to follow and understand the performance of the nation's economy. Data are available at the international, national, regional (state, county, MSA) and industry levels and provide a quantitative view of production, consumption, investment, trade, income and saving. The site offers a host of resources including GDP by state and MSA, RIMS regional economic multipliers, and customizable data and graphing tools.
Community Economic Development HotReport
The CED HotReport is a free, easy-to-use portal to instantly obtain detailed information for local and regional areas on a wide variety of topics from a multitude of sources. Topics include the economy, transportation, housing, schools, top industries, occupations, wages and much more. This product was created through the joint efforts of the Employment and Training Administration, Economic Development Administration, Office of Economic Adjustment and US Census Bureau.
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
With offices in Houston, El Paso and San Antonio, the Dallas branch of the Federal Reserve covers Texas, southern New Mexico and northern Louisiana. Their site provides a range of economic and monetary data and analyses of issues specific to the region.
Houston-Galveston Area Council
The HGAC offers a host of data and GIS/mapping products geared to Gulf Coast interests. Demographic and economic data include population estimates, detailed socioeconomic data, employment, residential construction activity and a monthly economic review. Environmental data cover air and water quality issues. The regional directory and government links form a comprehensive listing of offices and contacts at every level of government from the school district to federal level.
QWI Online is the US Census Bureau's interactive tool for accessing eight Quarterly Workforce Indicators by county, MSA or workforce investment area (WIA). With the Comparison Report feature, users can compare labor market information by time, geography, gender, age and other variables. This information may also be downloaded to create custom tables and charts.
The Real Estate Center
The Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University is the nation's largest publicly-funded organization devoted to real estate research. In addition to research covering the Texas economy and real estate markets, historical data at the national, state and local levels are provided for building permits, employment, population and home sales. Dr. Mark Dotzour, noted speaker and economist, is the Real Estate Center's Chief Economist.
The Tax Foundation is a nonpartisan tax research group based in Washington, D.C. whose mission is to educate taxpayers about sound tax policy. Through its research and publications, the Tax Foundation studies the gamut of tax issues facing businesses, individuals and all levels of government. A notable publication is the annual State Business Tax Climate Index.
Launched in '07 by the Texas Comptroller, Texas EDGE (Economic Data for Growth and Expansion) is an online research service designed to help local governments and economic development organizations analyze facts and figures. The service provides data and analyses useful in revenue planning, financial analysis, economic forecasting, site location decisions and other issues affecting trade and industry growth.
US Census, Economic Indicators
The range of measures tracked by the US Census gives insight to economic health at the national, state and MSA levels. Click on the indicator name to access regional data.