Internet Data and Information Sources: Federal and State

Resource Guide

Access Indiana

The official Web address of the State of Indiana, this site contains information on everything! Grants access to selected cities and towns as well as to agencies and organizations

Bureau of Economic Analysis 

Operated by the U.S. Department of Commerce, this site contains information on Gross State Products by industry as well as regional data such as MSA wage information.

Economic Development Administration 

Operated by the U.S. Department of Commerce, this site contains EDA grant information and reports on a variety of EDA topics.


Government data clearinghouse operated by the US Department of Commerce.  Searchable document formats containing otherwise hard to obtain information.

GovStats at Oregon State University

Government information sharing project formerly hosted by Oregon State University.  This link will now direct you to various locations for the same information. Contains a myriad of federal information as well as access to the US Census/Ag Census, and current County Business Patterns.

Indiana Department of Education (IDEAnet)

Contains information about general education programs, curriculum development, school district information, ISTEP/SAT scores, teacher salaries, and staff information.        

Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Contains information on state workforce programs as well as current employment information by county.

Indiana Economic Development Corporation

Contains information on state programs for existing Indiana businesses and residents as well as prospective businesses and residents.

Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs   

Contains general information on state initiatives to serve Indiana’s rural communities through technical, financial, and personal assistance.

Indiana State Department of Agriculture 

Agricultural resources and links to agricultural data and information sources.

The Library of Congress

Contains LOC card catalog, research, and information services.  Access provided to the THOMAS legislative database for bill texts, congressional calendars, and floor action information.

STATS Indiana

Demographic and economic statistics and links to larger data sources compiled by the Indiana Business Research Center and IUPUI.

U.S. Census Bureau

The site that planners can’t do without, this is access to the most up-to-date 2000 Census information.  This is better than the searchable CD-ROMS that are located in the library because the Census has been revised since the data was originally published.  Census lookup provides a powerful search tool for obtaining the data.        

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Contains information on agriculture programs as well as the Census of Agriculture, which is taken every five years.

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development

Contains information about rural economic and community development, including funding assistance.

U.S. Government Printing Office

Contains ordering information for government documents as well as many available directly for download.  Includes congressional documents, national archives, federal register, and code of federal regulations in searchable format.

The White House

Information about the White House and executive branch as well as links to government programs and agencies.

If you know of any federal or state internet resources for community and economic development that we may have omitted, please e-mail Jes Beals to let us know. 


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