Categories: Business creation and development; labor markets; longitudinal databases; regional industries and economies
Overview: YourEconomy.org (YE) is a user-friendly site that draws on the annual National Establishment Time Series (NETS) to provide business census statistics. YE captures regional growth, at state, county, and MSA-levels, in terms of employment, sales, and establishment dynamics. Results are filterable by 3-digit NAICS codes. In YE calculations, local businesses, local businesses with non-local headquarters, and non-business employers are included. The tool is freely available, with more detailed data available as part of a premium subscription.
Units of Analysis: Establishments, jobs, and sales
Coverage: Firms in the Dun & Bradstreet database
Level of Detail: 3-digit NAICS code, MSA and county level
Form: Interactive inquiry
Key Data Elements:
- Growth factors, resulting in establishment & employment gains and losses
- Establishment size
- Number of establishments within a defined geography
- Metrics are divided by sector type
- Noncommercial (educational institutions, government, nonprofits, etc.)
- Nonresident (businesses with non-local headquarters)
- Resident (local businesses)
Size: 25 million active business establishments; 44 million total establishments over time
Timeframe: 1990 to present (with 12 to 18-month lag).
Data Sources: From the National Establishment Time Series (NETS); tracks firms using their assigned Dun and Bradstreet Number (DUNS).
Access: General access free; Premium service provides detailed job and establishment data, including openings, closings, expansions, contractions, and relocations
Potential Uses for Regional Analysis: Identify dynamics of regional economic change, such as expansions of existing establishments, impacts of relocating firms, job contributions from resident and non-resident establishments
For Additional Information:
- Website: YourEconomy.org
- Contact: T.J. Becker, Marketing and Media
- Phone: (269) 445-4294
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org