About StatsAmerica

The Goal: To provide easy-to-use, actionable data for economic and community developers to use in site RFIs, grant requests, developing their own metrics, strategic plans and so much more.

StatsAmerica is a service of the Indiana Business Research Center (IBRC) in the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. With generous support from the U.S. Economic Development Administration, we have developed and maintain a unique and useful set of tools and reports that focus on innovation capacity, resilience, equity and distress.

We maintain tens of thousands of data items from dozens of federal and state sources, along with some commercial or private source data.  While StatsAmerica adds value to these data through easy access and functionality, we acknowledge the direct agency source of the data on every table, profile or map.

And speaking of adding value, you will see it in the form of indexes, rankings, calculations, graphs, comparisons of time or geography, and maps.  To ensure total accuracy, all data are verified first by analyzing the source data (we frequently report back to the source agencies about problems spotted with their data) and the resulting calculations we generate. These data are updated as they are released by the sources, often within a day or two after they are released. We also maintain geographic and bridged-data concordances that allow for comparability among counties and regions, as well as across time for data sets that change based on, for example, NAICS code revisions. 

Feel free to contact us with specific questions about the data that you may have that aren’t covered through resources on our site.

About the IBRC

Since 1925, the IBRC has been a research and service center within Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. The IBRC has been monitoring, researching and reporting on socioeconomic trends as they relate to our home state, the Midwest and the nation. Its flagship publication, the Indiana Business Review, has been in continuous publication since 1926. The IBRC and its websites, including StatsAmerica, have won numerous national awards, including Best Website and Best Publication from the Association for University Business and Economic Research. Nationally recognized for its founding of the State Data Center Program in the early 1970s, it has been a key participant and state partner in that program since its national inception in 1978. The IBRC is also part of the BEA User Group and other organizations that further the meaningful use of statistical data for economic and community development.