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The Business Dynamics Research Consortium has compiled multiple data sets on business and economic activity creating a comprehensive and accessible databank (BDRC Databank) on the US economy, and in the process attract and serve diverse research initiatives across multiple disciplines and academic institutions. We provide transparent large establishment data and aggregated government data about the U.S. economy you can use.

BDRC Databank

Building a better economic resource

The cumulative effect of BDRC is to assemble and avail large, simply usable, transparent time-series data sets that are unveiling the reality of the dynamic U.S. economy.

Your-Economy Time Series (YTS)

YTS is a new establishment time series being developed by BDRC and UW-Extension. Data variables include business type, location information, employment, sales, and special indicators like latitude and longitude, and first and last year in the database. YTS is used to power the popular and free economic resource, as well as the free private equity resource,

YTS focuses on establishments that are "in-business" meaning they are intent on conducting commercial activities. At it's core, YTS uses the highly verified version of Infogroup Business Historical databases with establishment data from 1997 thru the current year.

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Infogroup Business and Consumer Data

Infogroup is the original compiler of both consumer and business establishment data integrating new and innovative data sources for higher quality data & complete U.S. coverage from 1997. Each year of new data is available in March of the following year which presents only a 3 to 4 month lag in having the latest year data available!

Infogroup data sources and methodology can bee seen here in 6 easy to read "posters" which hang in large form in the Infogroup offices as a reminder of their strong verification processes:

Infogroup Key Sources and Methods Overview »   

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Powerlytics provides unique economic insights into over 34 million businesses, including complete financial statements for all for-profit public and private businesses, and over 200 financial variables for 144 million anonymized households. Powerlytics sources the Census, Department of Labor, and the IRS to model actual, comprehensive establishment data.

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