State Data Center of Iowa, State Library of Iowa (

A great source for data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Iowa state agencies, and other state and federal sources. The data is provided a variety of data in usable formats.

Labor Market Information (LMI) Division, Iowa Workforce Development (

The LMI Division recently updated their website integrating more options for the user. The website includes the standard federal-state program data such as Occupational Employment & Wages (OES) data and Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) data as well as IWD generated unique data such as Laborshed Survey data and Workforce Needs Assessment data.

StatsAmerica, Indiana Business Research Center at Indiana University (

StatsAmerica is a website developed for economic developers through support from the U.S. Economic Development Administration. Over the years the staff at StatsAmerica have continue to add data sources and analytic tools and now they brand StatsAmerica as the “one-stop destination for economic development data sites and tools.” They have got it about right! StatsAmerica allows an economic developer to access basic economic and demographic government data, as well as get detail data on industry clusters and occupational clusters. The website also has some unique analytic tools, such as the Big Radius Tool. An important caveat with the StatsAmerica website is at times the website does not have the most recent government data which is available, which is understandable since they are providing data for the 3,000+ counties across the U.S.


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