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National Links

ACCRA
ACCRA now is the Council for Community and Economic Research. Community data, conference and event information, and economic development updates on U.S. communities.

American Planning Association
Access to articles from Planning magazine, reports and books online, National Planning Conference information and registration, and information on how to join APA.

ASAE & the Center for Association Leadership
Objective is to help association professionals achieve previously unimaginable levels of performance by nurturing a community of really smart, creative, and interesting people.

Baker and Daniels Law Firm
Law firm with offices throughout Indiana as well as Washington, D.C., and China. This page offers contact information.

Barnes and Thornburg
Law firm with offices throughout Indiana as well as Chicago and Washington, D.C. This page provides contact information.

Bureau of Economic Analysis
Information on gross state products by industry as well as regional data such as MSA wage information.

Census Information
Web site that a planner cannot do without. Access to the 2000 Census information as well as the upcoming 2010 Census. The American Fact Finder is a powerful search engine to find Census facts.

Council for Community and Economic Research
Community data, conference and event information, and economic development updates on U.S. communities.

EDPro Weblog
A weblog meant to help economic development professionals -- EDPros -- keep up with the changes sweeping the profession.

Government Printing Office
Ordering information for government documents as well as many available directly for download. Also congressional documents, national archives, federal register, and code of federal regulations in searchable format.

International Economic Development Council 
Organization established in 2001 through the merger of the Council of Urban Economic Development (CUED) and the American Economic Development Association (AEDC), the International Economic Development Council.

Library of Congress 
Access to the Library of Congress card catalog, research, and information services. Access to the THOMAS legislative database for bill texts, congressional calendars, and floor action information.

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development
Home page for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development Division, listing county profiles, loan/grant programs, and other information related to rural development within Indiana.

U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration 
Information about programs, regulations, and various offerings from the Economic Development Administration.
 
U.S. Department of Commerce, FedWorld Clearinghouse 
Government data clearinghouse operated by the U.S. Department of Commerce. Searchable document formats and other hard-to-obtain information.
 
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development 
Information about business opportunities, homes, and consumer information for programs and services administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
 
U.S. Small Business Administration 
Information about starting/expanding your business, disaster assistance, and other programs sponsored by the SBA.

Virtual Tourist 
Great resource with information about state officials, entertainment, travel, etc., for most states in the United States.

White House
Information on the White House and executive branch as well as common federal programs.

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