The goal of StatsAmerica is to provide actionable data for economic developers to use in site requests, developing metrics, grant writing and strategic planning.
StatsAmerica is a service of the Indiana Business Research Center (IBRC) at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business, which is ranked among the nation's top business schools. With support from the Economic Development Administration, we have developed a unique and useful set of tools and reports, as well as providing access to other EDA-funded projects.
We obtain thousands of data items from hundreds of data sets 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 calculations, graphs, comparisons of time or geography, time series 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 and arrive from the sources.
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
The IBRC is part of Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business and has been monitoring socioeconomic trends as they relate to our home state, the Midwest and the nation since 1925. Its flagship publication, the Indiana Business Review, has been in continuous publication since 1926. The IBRC has won numerous national awards for its work, including Best Web Site and Best Publications 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. We are also part of the BEA User Group and other organizations that further the meaningful use of statistical data for economic and community development.