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

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Your-economy Time Series (YTS)

YTS (Your-economy Time Series) is an annual establishment-level time-series database used by academic researchers, policy makers, and economic development analysts following companies at their unique locations across the U.S. YTS focuses on establishments that are "in- business" meaning they are intent on conducting commercial activities. YTS tracks all establishments (and their jobs and sales), including for-profit (both privately-owned and publicly-traded), non-profits, and government establishments. YTS is used to power the popular and free economic resource, as well as the free private equity resource,

At it's core, YTS uses the highly verified version of Infogroup Business Historical databases with establishment data from 1997 thru the current year. Each year BDRC also receives complete Infogroup Suspect and Pre-verified databases. We use these large databases to verify and improve the Historical data used in YTS.

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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 January 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:

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