Data and Research Resources

Database and research resources are available to business clients of sponsoring economic development organizations. These tools include:

A visualization tool of business activity by state, county and metro areas across the US. The center for Business Intelligence provides free tutorials and webinars for businesses and economic development organizations on the use of the website.



Historical business establishment database and US Household data. Market, competitor and customer intelligence. Also used to build contact mailing lists. This data is available at various rates and access points depending on use and license availability. Contact CBI program manager for more information and prices. Learn more…


Powerlytics database

Comprehensive and accurate financial data of 27 million businesses and 144 million households underpinned by data derived from IRS tax returns. This data is being used primarily for financial benchmarking allowing comparison of a company against all of its peers. This data and the financial reports are available in part through a partnership with specially trained SBDC consultants around the state and managed by a research specialist in the Center for Business Intelligence. Contact CBI program Manager for details.


Mintel Food and Drink product code data

Includes information on new food products, flavors, ingredients, sourcing labeling and market trends. This is a new database we expect to be available for use May 1, 2016. Contact CBI program Manager for details.