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U.S. Census Bureau
Census Business Builder
Population data and data on how much people spend in a given area on your type of business.
County Business Patterns
Provides county-level economic data by industry. It includes the number of establishments, employment during the week of March 12, first quarter payroll, and annual payroll.
Narrow down your search to a specific zip code or city. Replaces American FactFinder and other sites.
Statistics of U.S. Businesses
SUSB is an annual series that provides national and subnational data on the distribution of economic data by enterprise size and industry.
Survey of Business Owners and Self-Employed Persons (SBO)
The Survey of Business Owners (SBO) provides the only comprehensive, regularly collected source of information on selected economic and demographic characteristics for businesses and business owners by gender, ethnicity, race, and veteran status.
U.S. Economic Census
The U.S. Census Bureau releases the Economic Census every five years for every industry. Search the economic data by industry, topic, or geography. You can also search for demographic data.
National Business Associations
Cuesta College Children's Center:
SurveyMonkey: Market Research Surveys
SurveyMonkey is a tool for gathering market research data. Create a free account for basic surveys.
SurveyMonkey has a market research product template that you can build upon or edit, or you can create your own.
Paso Robles City Library
Value Line Investment Survey is useful for an overview of an industry. It is available at the Paso Robles City Library in the reference area. Ask at the reference desk for assistance.