STATS America Tool Webinar Now Available for Download

On July 25, the NADO Research Foundation and the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA)  hosted a webinar highlighting STATS America, one of several data tools available at no-cost to economic development practitioners and others across the nation.

STATS America is a service of the Indiana Business Research Center at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.  They have obtained thousands of data items from hundreds of data sets through a variety of federal and state sources, along with some commercial and private source data.  While STATS America adds value to this data through easy access and functionality, the tool acknowledges the direct agency source of the data on every table, profile, or map.

Economic development organizations, practitioners, policy makers, and other stakeholders are encouraged to watch to learn how this tool can be useful in your planning and decision-making processes.

This webinar is part of a series that will occur in 2013, highlighting EDA-funded data tools.  The first two webinars in this series addressed the U.S. Cluster Map and Registry and Triple Bottom Line.  Future webinars will address other EDA-funded data tools, including National Excess Manufacturing Capacity CatalogRegional Innovation Accelerator Network (RIAN), and more.

Please contact NADO Deputy Executive Director Laurie Thompson at [email protected] if you have any questions about this webinar, or the series in general.


The NADO Research Foundation is coordinating the webinars as part of its Know Your Region program which is funded through an agreement with the U.S. Economic Development Administration (#99-06-07548). 



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Joe McKinney serves as Executive Director of the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO). Headquartered in Washington DC, NADO provides advocacy, education, research, and training for the nation’s 500+ regional planning and development organizations.

Joe has thirty-one years of experience having served in city, county, regional, national association, and government management since 1991. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Policy Analysis from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a candidate for a master’s degree in Public Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill.

McKinney has provided congressional testimony on numerous occasions regarding the importance of regional development organizations in helping shape the nation’s economic growth. He is nationally recognized for promoting innovative solutions in areas such as planning and economic development, workforce development, transportation and transit, and aging services.

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