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Socioeconomic Data for Understanding Your Regional Economy. A User's Guide.


PB99131823

Publication Date 1998
Personal Author Cortright, J.; Reamer, A.
Page Count 106
Abstract This Guide is designed for people who want to use readily available socioeconomic data to describe activities and trends in subnational economies, typically at the state, regional, or local level. Its intended audience is broad, and includes novices and the experienced, researchers and development practitioners, public-agency staff and private-sector consultants, and market analysts. Various chapters should be useful to data users involved in a wide variety of analytic activities, including impact assessment, regional measurement, strategic planning, and program design. The Guide is divided into two parts. The first, composed of four chapters, covers the basics: (1) fundamental tools for obtaining and effectively using socioeconomic data, (2) an overview of the U.S. system for producing regional socioeconomic data, (3) key sources of regional data, and (4) a list of data intermediaries to help the user find his or her way. Part Two offers practical advice to a wide range of practitioners; (5) a summary of analytical best practices, (6) a listing of statistical and information basic resources, (7) the best Web sites for socioeconomic data analysis, (8) common analytical pitfalls, and (9) an overview of advanced analytical techniques. Three appendices of specific sources and contacts complete the volume.
Keywords
  • Socioeconomic factors
  • Regional development
  • Economic conditions
  • Economic development
  • Trends
  • Development planning
  • Strategic planning
  • Data resources
  • Economic analysis
  • Statistical analysis
  • Market research
  • Economic factors
Source Agency
  • Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
Corporate Authors Impresa, Inc., Portland, OR.; Reamer (Andrew) and Associates, Belmont, MA.; Economic Development Administration, Washington, DC. Research and
Supplemental Notes Prepared in cooperation with Reamer (Andrew) and Associates, Belmont, MA. Sponsored by Economic Development Administration, Washington, DC. Research and National Technical Assistance Div.
Document Type Technical Report
Title Note Research rept.
NTIS Issue Number 199913
Contract Number
  • EDA-99-07-13791
Socioeconomic Data for Understanding Your Regional Economy. A User's Guide.
Socioeconomic Data for Understanding Your Regional Economy. A User's Guide.
PB99131823

  • Socioeconomic factors
  • Regional development
  • Economic conditions
  • Economic development
  • Trends
  • Development planning
  • Strategic planning
  • Data resources
  • Economic analysis
  • Statistical analysis
  • Market research
  • Economic factors
  • Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
  • EDA-99-07-13791
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