- October 4, 2017
- Posted by: matt
- Category: Blog
There has been a mega-dump of useful and interesting economic data resources over the past few weeks.Â Hereâ€™s a few that are worth a look and a bookmark for future use:
- OECDâ€™s 2017 Entrepreneurship At a Glance: This annual report from the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development offers a deep dive into whatâ€™s happening with start-ups and small businesses across the 35 OECD member economies.Â This yearâ€™s edition includes new data on the gig economy and also takes a look at the state of women’s entrepreneurship as well.
- New CDFI Data:Â The Urban Institute is involved in a major project assessing the impact of US Community Development Financial Institutions.Â Â It has released a new fact sheet on CDFIs that has some interesting data.Â The data show some impressive results and impact from CDFIs.Â Overall, they show that CDFIs lent more than $34 billion between 2011 and 2015.Â But, they also show that CDFIs remain limited in geographic scope as 27% of all US counties have seen zero CDFI activity during this time period.
- Distressed Communities Index: The Economic Innovation Groupâ€™s Distressed Communities Index is rightly getting a lot of media attention.Â The most depressing headline?Â 52.3 million Americansâ€”17% of our populationâ€”live in distressed communities.
- US Census Business Dynamics Statistics:Â The US Census Bureau has just released the latest edition (2015 data) of its business dynamics statistics.Â Â The latest figures are sobering.Â There is a lot of good news, as the number of startups is rising and their job impacts are also growing.Â But, the growth rates remain low and below historical averages.