One of the purposes of the EDC is to help quickly gain access to relevant local, state and regional socioeconomic data. The site aims to be a convenient, comprehensive first stop for anyone searching among the vast, disparate array of public and private data sources on the Web.
Below include helpful studies and information as well as links to resources for local, regional, and state socioeconomic data.
Bureau of the Census
The Census Bureau site will lead you to the full range of popular and obscure Census data series. The site has a comprehensive A-to-Z listing of data subjects, as well as American FactFinder and CenStats, query-based means for accessing data for your area from a variety of Census series.
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has a wealth of information available through its Web site. BLS jobs, wages, unemployment, occupation, and prices data series are available through a much improved query-based system. Also see Economy at a Glance for an integrated set of BLS data for states and metro areas.
Bureau of Economic Analysis
The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) makes its Gross State Product, Regional Economic Information System (REIS), and foreign direct investment data available on its Web site. You can also use this site to access BEA's national income account data and its publication of record, the Survey of Current Business.
The FedStats web site, maintained by the Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy, provides clickable maps to obtain state and local data profiles drawn from multiple federal statistical agencies, with links to the original data sources. It also offers links to the web sites of over 70 federal statistical agencies. If you want to get a quick overview of what federal agencies provide what kinds of data, come here.
Texas Wide Open for Business
TexasWideOpenForBusiness.com is the official website of Texas economic development, offering information about site selection, economic development incentives, and business research.
Texas Workforce Commission
Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is the state agency charged with overseeing and providing workforce development services to employers and job seekers of Texas. TWC strengthens the Texas economy by providing the workforce development component of the Governor's economic development strategy. Texas boasts an incredibly skilled workforce ready to attract enterprise to the Lone Star State. By focusing on the needs of employers, TWC gives Texas the competitive edge necessary to draw business here.
Baylor Family Medicine at Prosper Opens For Business
Baylor Family Medicine at Prosper has opened in a 4,700-square-foot facility in the 16,000-square-foot Eagle Crossing II, a mixed-use development located at 861 N. Coleman in Prosper. Dallas-based Lee Design Group, under a contract with Health Texas Providers Network, designed the medical space. Eagle Crossings II was constructed by Crossland Construction Co.
Learn more about Baylor Family Medicine at Prosper
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses. The SBA is independent agency of the federal government to assist small business. The SBA overseas the SBD centers throughout the US. The SBA web site provides extensive information about financial assistance, counseling, contract opportunities, minority programs and more.
Learn more about the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
Collin Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
The Collin SBDC is a partnership between the U.S. Small Business Administration, the State of Texas, and Collin College. Through this partnership, one-on-one, confidential consulting is provided at no charge. Low cost workshops and seminars are scheduled on topics that are essential to business success. The Collin SBDC helps clients connect to approximately million in small business loans every year. The SBDC provides free, consulting in business planning, strategic planning, human resources, marketing and promotion, financial analysis, and accounting.
Learn more about the Collin Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
SCORE classifies itself as "Counselors to America's Small Business" and is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and their counseling services are available at the Collin SBC. SCORE is headquartered in Herndon, VA and Washington, DC and has 370 chapters throughout the United States and its territories, with 11,200 volunteers nationwide. Both working and retired executives and business owners donate time and expertise as business counselors.
Learn more about SCORE
North Texas Small Business Development Center Network
The North Texas Small Business Development Center (NTSBDC) network serves the needs of established and start-up small businesses in northeast and north central Texas. It is a partnership program between the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Dallas County Community College District. The regional office is located in the Bill J. Priest Campus of El Centro Community College, just south of downtown Dallas. The organization has offers training and counseling for government contracting, international business, risk management, and technical assistance. Their website has a lot of useful links to federal, state, university and private programs.
Learn more about the North Texas Small Business Development Center Network
Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB)
A Historically Underutilized Business is a business that is at least 51% owned by an Asian Pacific American, Afican American, Hispanic American, Native American and/or American woman. The state HUB Program facilitates the use of HUBs in state procurement and provides information on the state’s procurement process to minority and woman-owned businesses.
Learn more about the Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB)
Texas Economic Development Directory
The Texas Economic Development Directory has a list of other economic development organizations within Texas