Bureau of Economic Analysis (U.S.) The B.E.A. reports business and income data at the national, state, county, and metro levels. In the international arena, it reports on foreign direct investment and the U.S. balance of payments.
Bureau of Labor Statistics From the federal government, this site includes the Occupational Outlook Handbook, the Consumer Price Index, and Real Earnings reports, as well as economic statistics for the nation and for states.
CIA World Factbook The CIA annual contains economic, social, and political profiles of countries around the globe. Included are maps and cultural information for international business.
Economic Indicators The Council of Economic Advisors here provides information on prices, wages, production, business activity, purchasing power, credit, money and Federal finance.
Export.gov The U.S. Government's export portal provides export basics, answers to tariff and logistic questions, trade data and analysis, and market research. The Trade Information Center has merged with Export.gov
Federal Trade Commission The FTC is a regulatory body that investigates consumer complaints, misleading advertising or marketing, privacy breaches, and anti-competitive business practices. The FTC case decisions are found here.
International Trade Administration Developed and maintained by the U.S. International Trade Administration, this site includes information on trade and industry statistics, market data, exporting, importing, and Big Emerging Markets (BEMs). ITA helps U.S. businesses participate in the global marketplace.
Online Women's Business Center This U.S. S.B.A. site offers practical advice on starting & running a successful business and contact information for local women's business centers and networks.
Securities and Exchange Commission The SEC requires public corporations to disclose meaningful financial information and enforces securities regulations. Search for company filings here using their EDGAR database.
Information about starting, financing, and running a small business with the assistance of the SBA.
Statistical Abstract of the U.S. The single best handbook for data on American production, prices, population, resources, trade, technology, income, spending and saving.
Trade Information Center A trade organization master-site from the U.S. Department of Commerce covering Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and other regions. Follow the "Country and Regional Market Information" link to get a listing of regions. Other federal trade & tariff information is also available, as well as information on local etiquette and customs.