Books & Beyond
Resources on Industries, Competitors & Statistics

The resources listed here include books and web sites that provide information on industries, competition, and statistics.

Industry & Competition

Census Bureau, Economic Programs
Access a huge variety of economic data from the United States Census Bureau including the Annual Survey of Manufactures, economic data by sector, and statistics of U.S. businesses.

Magazines Online, Business Source Premier
Locate business and industry information from several thousand popular, academic, and trade publications.  Access online via the DPL web page (library card required).

North American Industry Classification System
(Reference 338.02 UNITED STATES -- Bend, La Pine, Redmond)
Access to a common code for business establishments in the United States, Mexico, and Canada.  These 6-digit codes are used to identify the activity of businesses and industries.  Use these codes in a variety of resources to identify statistical data or locating businesses within a region.

Oregon Business-to-Business Sales & Marketing Directory
(Reference 338.7 AMERICAN -- Bend, Redmond)
Directory of Oregon businesses.  Offers brief descriptive data regarding size, sales, and credit ratings.

Phone Directories (ReferenceUSA)
Access to the yellow and white pages for the United States.  Access online via the DPL web page ( library card required).

RMA Annual Statement Studies
(Reference 338 RMA -- Bend)
Contains composite financial data on manufacturing, wholesaling, retailing, service, and contracting lines of business.

Standard & Poor’s Industry Surveys
(Reference 332.67 STANDARD -- Bend)
Provides narrative and statistical information on major industry groupings.

Thomas Register of American Manufacturers
(Reference 670.2 THOMAS REG -- Bend, Redmond)
A directory of U.S. manufacturers.  The online version is searchable by product or service and may be limited geographically by state.

U.S. Industry and Trade Outlook
(Reference 338.0973 U.S. INDUSTRY -- Bend, Redmond)
Provides analyses of major U.S. industries, industry-specific outlooks for international trade, and discussions of domestic and global economic conditions.

General Statistical Resources

Commercial Atlas & Marketing Guide
(ATLAS 912 RAND -- Bend, La Pine, Redmond, Sisters)
Economic and geographic information for the United States.  The section titled Statistics by State includes basic business data for each county, with data on population, wholesale trade, and manufacturing.

State & County Quick Facts
Quick, easy access to facts about people, business, and geography at the national, state, county, and city levels.

Statistical Abstract of the United States
(Reference 317.3 UNITED STATES -- Bend, La Pine, Redmond, Sisters, Sunriver)
The most comprehensive summary of statistics in the United States.  Can be used as a source of statistics and a guide to other statistical sources.

United States Census Bureau
Access to all of the data resources from the US Census Bureau.

University of Michigan Documents Center, Statistics
A comprehensive web directory of statistical resources.

Local/Regional Statistics

Economic Development for Central Oregon
The most comprehensive, current and reliable source for statistical and demographic data, economic and business development information, and business-related links for the tri-county area.

Oregon Economic & Community Development Department
This state department assists businesses and communities throughout Oregon with economic and cultural development. Select the section on Assisting Businesses for information on economic data and other small business assistance.

Oregon Wage Information
(Reference 331.21 OREGON and Oregon Government Documents Em.7w12 -- Bend)
Provides wage data for hundreds of occupations for a broad spectrum of wage rates from many sectors of Oregon's economy.  Available in print and online.

Regional Economic Profile, Region 10
(Reference 330.979 REGIONAL - Bend, La Pine, Redmond, Sunriver)
Demographic and economic profile of the tri-county area (Crook, Deschutes, and Jefferson Counties).

Business Statistics

Annual Survey of Manufacturers
Provides sample estimates of statistics for all manufacturing establishments with one or more paid employee.

Business Calculators
Free access to business calculators - find out your business valuation, cash flow needs, and more from this handy site.

Business Data (RDS TableBase)
Access to thousands of data tables covering more than 90 industries. International in scope, it covers such topics as company and brand rankings, industry and product forecasts, production and consumption statistics, market share and more!  Access online via the DPL web page (library card required).

Business Statistics of the United States
Reference 338 BUSINESS
Includes basic data for a wide variety of U.S. industries, services, and economic indicators.

Economic Census
The Economic Census profiles American business every 5 years, from the national to the local level.  The main reports fall into three categories - industries, geographic areas and subjects.  Note that the current available reports from 2002 being published from 2004 through 2006.

SBA, Research
From the SBA's Office of Advocacy, this site links to hundreds of statistical reports created specifically for small business research.  Scroll to the bottom of the page to browse reports by year or subject.


Census, FactFinder
The main source for population, housing, economic, and geographic data for the United States.  Get a quick fact sheet for the area or get detailed reports through customized searching.

County & City Extra
(Reference 317.3 COUNTY - Bend)
A source of socio-economic data for metropolitan areas, counties and cities. Includes population, income, employment and education statistics.

Sourcebook of Zip Code Demographics
(Reference 304.6 SOURCEBOOK - Bend)
Statistics on population, income, age, race, education, and employment for every zip code in the United States.

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Last modified on Thursday, October 22, 2009