Serving Up Data: Integrated Economic and
Demographic Profiles at Your Fingertips
Timothy F. Slaper
Indiana Business Research Center
Kelley School of Business
Indiana University
52nd Annual Conference, Oklahoma City, OK
June, 2012
STATSAmerica
The Regional Data Toolkit
• Economic and Demographic Data
• Regional Profiles
• Custom Region Builder
• Measuring Innovation
– Innovation Index
• Measuring Distress
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Data tools have much in common
• Powered by the IBRC database with 1 billion plus
records (and growing)
• Easy-to-use
• Free!
• Build you own region capability
• Graphing and mapping
• No service charge!
• Nationwide comparisons
• Accurate and timely
• At a price you can afford!
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Why STATSAmerica?
• Develop data-driven regional development
strategies
• Identify unique competitive advantages
– Identify economic assets
• What are the economic and demographic trends?
– Need data to track industry, employment and
workforce changes
• What does the region specialize in?
– Socio-economic benchmarking, location quotients
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Why STATSAmerica?
• Define and compare against the region’s peers
– Economy, population, resources, transportation linkages,
education, natural amenities
• What can be learned from peer leaders/laggards?
• What are the region’s existing and emerging
clusters?
• EDA funded the development of the website under
the project “Crossing the Next Regional Frontier”
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Benchmarking and Peer Analysis: Counties in Profile
USING STATSAMERICA
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Click on the link for the
county overview
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Click on the rank to get
data for all counties
You’ll have to use the “edit-select all” and “copy” commands to move data into a spreadsheet.
Find By Value
Find your peers based on socio-economic characteristics
Find your peers based on socioeconomic characteristics
Find By Value
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Find By Value—Results
Click on a county to get that county’s profile, e.g., Chaves County, NM
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Region Profile by Radius
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Benchmarking and Peer Analysis: County-Metro Side-by-Side
COMPARING PROFILES
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Compare up to four areas across the nation side-by-side
Four Counties Side-by-Side
You’ll have to use the “edit-select all” and “copy” commands to move data into a spreadsheet.
Four Counties Side-by-Side
You’ll have to use the “edit-select all” and “copy” commands to move data into a spreadsheet.
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Benchmarking and Peer Analysis: States in Profile
STATE PROFILES
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Complete State Profile
Click on the rank to get
data for all counties
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Data for all states conveniently packaged
in one Excel file
Benchmarking and Peer Analysis: Innovation Index
MEASURING INNOVATION
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Select counties either by the
state/county menu or the map selection
Predefined Regions Too!
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MS Three Rivers Planning and
Development Commission
Click on graphic to drill down into
the sub-components and data
Four sub-indexes plus state context
Each measure is also graphed
Establishment churn and
establishment sizes are two measures
within economic dynamics
Drill down to the data by county
Distress indicators for federal grants—EDA application criterion
MEASURING DISTRESS
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Measuring Distress
• Distress indicators for federal grants ― EDA
guidelines for distress
• Nationwide ― counties, districts, tracts
• Region builder
• Calculates thresholds automatically
• Current, accurate source data
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Select County or Census Tract
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LAUS bulk download files for counties are also available.
Measuring Distress—Custom Region
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Regional Summary
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County Details
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Census Tracts
Easy to select
using map or
drop downs
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Neighborhood and Tract Details
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LAUS bulk download files for
counties are also available.
Look for link at bottom of page.
Questions?
For more information, contact:
Timothy Slaper
or
Carol Rogers
Indiana Business Research Center
Kelley School of Business
Indiana University
[email protected]
[email protected]
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