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Business: Online Resources

Online Resources

Data and Statistics

United States Census Bureau 

The Census Bureau's mission is to serve as the nation's leading provider of quality data about its people and economy.

United States Census Bureau: Economic Census 

Every five years, the U.S. Census Bureau collects extensive statistics about businesses that are essential to understanding the American economy.  This official count, better known as the Economic Census, serves as the foundation for the measurement of U.S. businesses and their economic impact. 

United States Bureau of Labor Statistics

The Bureau of Labor Statistics measures labor market activity, working conditions, price changes, and productivity in the U.S. economy to support public and private decision making.

Under the OPEN Government Data Act, which is Title II of the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act, government data is required to be made available in open, machine-readable formats, while continuing to ensure privacy and security. The home of the U.S. Government’s open data, here you will find data, tools, and resources to conduct research, develop web and mobile applications, design data visualizations, and more. Statistics

Find data about the U.S., such as demographic and economic data, population, and maps. 


Eurostat is the statistical office of the European Union. Eurostat produces European statistics in partnership with National Statistical Institutes and other national authorities in the EU Member States. 

Business and Labor

South Dakota Department of Labor

The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation promotes economic opportunity & financial security for individuals & businesses through quality, responsive, & expert services; fair & equitable employment solutions; & safe & sound business practices.

United States Department of Labor

The mission of the Department of Labor is to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.

United States Small Business Administration 

Created in 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) continues to help small business owners and entrepreneurs pursue the American dream. The SBA is the only cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to small business and provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise as the nation’s only go-to resource and voice for small businesses.

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United States Department of Commerce 

The Department of Commerce promotes job creation and economic growth by ensuring fair and reciprocal trade, providing the data necessary to support commerce and constitutional democracy, and fostering innovation by setting standards and conducting foundational research and development. 

United States Securities and Exchange Commission: Filings & Forms

 All companies, foreign and domestic, are required to file registration statements, periodic reports, and other forms electronically through EDGAR.  At the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), we work together to make a positive impact on America’s economy, our capital markets, and people’s lives.

South Dakota Department of Revenue 

The Department of Revenue's mission is to serve South Dakota by providing fair, efficient, and reliable revenue administration with our partners to help fund public service statewide.

Gov Info: Economic Indicators

Available from April 1995 forward, this monthly publication is prepared by the Council of Economic Advisers for the Joint Economic Committee. It provides economic information on gross domestic product, income, employment, production, business activity, prices, money, credit, security markets, Federal finance, and international statistics.

Accounting and Financials

South Dakota CPA Society 

The South Dakota CPA Society (SDCPAS) is the voluntary membership organization of CPA certificate holders organized over 100 years ago to provide a variety of benefits and advocacy for CPAs across the state of South Dakota. The association sponsors excellent continuing professional education opportunities, committee and public service projects, insight on issues affecting the profession, and a host of other programs geared to enhancing the role CPAs play in all aspects of business and professional life.

United States Federal Reserve

The Federal Reserve System is the central bank of the United States. It performs five general functions to promote the effective operation of the U.S. economy and, more generally, the public interest. 

FRED Economic Data

Economists in the Research Division have a primary responsibility to conduct research. Our economists publish in numerous refereed journals and present at conferences all over the world. Economists develop their own research topics; then, in a collegial environment, they are challenged to move their ideas even further. All the necessary supports are in place to allow them to focus on what they do best—research.

National Financial Capability Study

Established in 2003 by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the FINRA Investor Education Foundation empowers underserved Americans with the knowledge, skills and tools to make sound financial decisions throughout life.

World Bank Open Data

Browse free and open access to global development data from the World Bank. The World Bank Group is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries. Its five institutions share a commitment to reducing poverty, increasing shared prosperity, and promoting sustainable development.

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