Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Description: Probably best known for compiling population data every ten years during the decennial Census. They do, however, collect data and information on many other categories. A few of the major categories are briefly outlined below.
Description: Annual population estimates. Includes characteristics such as sex, race, & age for all areas across the U.S.
Category: American Community Survey
Description: Detailed data on the following characteristics: demographic, social, economic, & housing.
Category: Economic Census
Description: Very detailed data on business and industries, every five years.
Category: Building Permits
Description: Number and value of building permits.
Category: County Business Patterns
Description: Detailed annual data by industry. Covers much of the nation's economic activity. Info on number and sizes of firms.
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis (in the U.S. Department of Commerce)
Description: Provides detailed income and employment data for the nation, states, metropolitan areas, and counties. They also compile data on Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and international trade. A few of the BEA's major categories are briefly outlined below.
Category: State and Local Personal Income
Description: Data on personal income and components.
Category: Gross Domestic Product & National Income
Description: Data on GDP or the final value of goods & services produced in the U.S. in one year. Other categories of income are available.
Category: Gross State Product
Description: The equivalent of GDP for the U.S. at the state level.
Category: Industry Economic Accounts
Description: Income and capital flow by industry (input-output tables are also available)
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics (U.S. Department of Labor)
Description: Provides a considerable amount of data for the U.S. , states, metropolitan areas, counties, and other areas. A few of the data categories available from the BLS are displayed below.
Category: Employment & Unemployment
Description: Provides data on aspects of labor force including employment by industry
Category: Inflation & Consumer Spending
Description: Provide measures for consumer and producer price changes. Also provide data on aspects of consumer spending
Description: Detailed data (employment, wages, etc) by occupations, down to the metro area level.
Description: Productivity for U.S. industries
Source: Pennsylvania Scorecard
Description: Provides data about the competitive climate for attracting, growing, and nurturing private-sector economic activity in Pennsylvania. This position is then compared to other states to see how Pennsylvania ranks in each metric.
Description: Provides numerous links to data sources for regional economic activity. A useful guide for sorting through and finding state and sub-state socioeconomic data and information.
Source: ACCRA (formerly the American Chamber of Commerce Researchers Association)
Description: Provide a spatial cost of living index for participating metro areas. The only comprehensive source for comparison of costs between places.
Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation
Description: Statistics on crime through their Uniform Crime Reports
Source: The U.S. Conference of Mayors
Description: Publish the annual “Metro Economies Report” that gives estimates of gross metropolitan product (i.e., the final value of goods and services produced in each metro area in one year) for all metropolitan area economies in the U.S. as well as the gross domestic product for countries around the world.
Source: U.S. Department of Transportation Bureau of Transportation Statistics
Description: Statistics on different transportation modes including aviation, highway, rail, and others.
Source: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Description: The Summary of Deposits provides data on the amount of insured bank deposits for states, metropolitan areas, and counties.
Source: United States Bankruptcy Courts
Description: Provide statistics on the number of each type of bankruptcy filed in U.S. federal courts.
Source: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Description: Detailed state and metro area statistics on employment by sex and race for many occupations.
Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Climatic Data Center
Description: Detailed data on climate including temperature and precipitation.
Source: ACT ( American College Testing Program)
Description: National and state scores on the ACT exam
Source: Pennsylvania State Data Center
Description: The official source of demographic and economic data for Pennsylvania . They also have other information and reports available.
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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGENCIES
Source: Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership
Description: As stated on their website: The Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership speaks and takes action for the business community on economic development, business retention, expansion and recruitment within the Erie region. Retaining and creating family-sustaining jobs for our region is a goal at the Regional Chamber. In addition to direct member benefits, your participation supports a diverse and ongoing economic development effort that benefits our entire region.
Description: A site focused on economic development and investment in Erie . A team composed of the City of Erie , County of Erie , Economic Development Corporation of Erie County , Corry Redevelopment Authority, and the Erie Regional Chamber helps facilitate the investment processes.
Source: Economic Development Corporation of Erie County
Description: As stated on their website: "The Economic Development Corporation of Erie County is organized and operates for the creation of net new jobs in Erie County. The Corporation utilizes the essentials of economics, land, labor and capital and then disseminates information about programs designed to spur investment in Erie County . Activities generally are limited to those enterprises which increase the net wealth of Erie County , that is, exchanging goods or services to those outside of the County so that new capital can be brought into the County."
Source: Pennsylvania Economic Development Directory
Description: Provides information and links to economic development agencies throughout the state.
Source: Economic Development Administration ( U.S. Department of Commerce)
Description: As stated on their website: “The Economic Development Administration (EDA) provides grants for infrastructure development, local capacity building, and business development to help communities alleviate conditions of substantial and persistent unemployment and underemployment in economically distressed areas and regions.”
Source: International Economic Development Council
Description: As stated on their website: “ IEDC's mission is to provide leadership and excellence in economic development for our communities, members and partners to build economically strong, sustainable communities.” Also has site selection standards.
Source: The Economic Development Directory
Description: Provides a directory for economic development agencies in countries around the world. Also provide links for each state in the U.S.
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Source: State of Pennsylvania
Description: Homepage of PA. Provides a wide array of information for businesses, residents, tourists, and more.
Source: City of Erie Government
Description: Information on aspects of city government activities and other information about Erie .
Source: Erie County Government
Description: Homepage of Erie County Government.
Source: Pennsylvania Local Government
Description: Provides links to local governments in Pennsylvania with active websites
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LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS IN ERIE COUNTY
Source: Civic Coordinating Committee
Description: As stated on their website: “The Civic Coordinating Committee, also known as C3 or C-Cubed, is a collaborative effort of political, business and community leaders who are committed to working together to improve the quality of life for all citizens in the Erie region.”
Source: Erie County Convention Center Authority
Description: Information, including events schedule for four entertainment and convention facilities.
Description: The official website of the Erie Times News . Provides an electronic edition of the Erie Times News as well as other information.
Source: Erie International Airport : Tom Ridge Field
Description: Official website of the Erie International Airport
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The Pennsylvania Department of Health provides detailed health and hospital statistics for PA and counties. The PA Dept. of Health's homepage can be found at: http://www.dsf.health.state.pa.us
The data are provided by the Bureau of Health Statistics and Research, Pennsylvania Department of Health. The Department specifically disclaims responsibility for any analyses, interpretations or conclusions. The Bureau of Health Statistics and Research's homepage can be found at: http://www.dsf.health.state.pa.us/health/cwp/view.asp?a=175&Q=228721
County Health Profiles: Statistical reports for PA & counties
Natality (birthrates) & pregnancies
Cancer incidence for major categories
Mortality & major causes
Hospitals & nursing homes
Drug & alcohol treatment
Health Status Indicators for PA counties & Health Districts
Provides statistics on 18 health indicators (e.g., poverty, birth, infant death, disease incidence) for the U.S. , PA, counties, & Health Districts
Cancer Incidence & Mortality
Provides detailed statistics on observed and expected cancer cases
Health Facilities-Hospital Reports
Inpatient Hospital Unit Data
Discharges and Discharge Days by Age Group
Emergency services capability and utilization
Active medical staff with clinical privileges in selected departments/services
Full-time and part-time personnel on payroll
Availability of 49 selected services
Open and closed heart surgery operations
CT scanner and MRI data
Operating room utilization
Diagnostic radiology (excluding CT scanners and MRI)
Diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine utilization
Room rates for all licensed/approved hospitals
Selected data on infant/neonatal services and utilization
Health Facilities-Ambulatory Surgery Center Reports
Patient visits by age, ultrasound exams, diagnostic x-rays, operations, number of operating rooms, and availability of 5 selected services.
Active medical staff with clinical privileges in 19 selected specialties
Full-time and part-time personnel on payroll and contracted
Nursing Home Reports
Private daily charges and per diem reimbursement rates
Selected data by facility
Twenty-three categories of full-time and part-time personnel on payroll
Male and female resident census by age group
Healthy People 2010
Provides past incidence and 2010 goal for different aspects of the following categories:
Educational and community based programs
Heart disease and stroke
Immunization & infectious diseases
Injury & violence prevention
Maternal, infant, & child health
Mental health & mental disorders
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