Open data and public data reports are valuable for tribes and tribal entities seeking to become more data-driven. Start your open data search with these tribal data resources!

Economic Development

Economic Development

Bureau of Labor Statistics

The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor is the principal Federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy. Its mission is to collect, analyze, and disseminate essential economic information to support public and private decision-making.

Bureau of Economic Analysis

The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) makes its Gross State Product, Regional Economic Information System (REIS), and foreign direct investment data available on its Web site. You can also use this site to access BEA’s national income account data and its publication of record, the Survey of Current Business.

EconMagic gives you easy access to more than 100,000 data series including state, metro and county employment data compiled by federal statistical agencies. The site will create spreadsheet files of data on-line as well as graphing data in your internet browser. Registered users can generate forecasts from historical data.


These resources were provided with the help of, which provides 1,000 links to socioeconomic data sources, arranged by subject and provider, pointers to the Web’s premiere data collections, and a list of the ten best sites for finding regional economic data.

ADP National Employment Report

This monthly report looks at “U.S. nonfarm private sector employment based on actual transactional payroll data.”




Social Explorer

Explore 220 years of demographic data, 25,000 maps, hundreds of profile reports, 40 billion data elements and 335,000 variables represented spatially

USGS Data and Tools

USGS is a primary source of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Data.

Free GIS Data

This page contains a categorised list of links to over 300 sites providing freely available geographic datasets.


General Population Data

General Population Data (Health, Housing, Education)

U.S. Census Bureau

The site has a comprehensive A-to-Z listing of data subjects, as well as American FactFinder and CenStats, query-based means for accessing data for your area from a variety of Census series.

State of the Cities Data Systems

HUD’s Office of Policy Development & Research has worked with federal statistical agencies to produce special data runs on a number of economic performance indicators for metro areas, including demographics, employment, and crime.

IHBG Formula Allocations

HUD’s Office of Native American Programs provides information regarding each Tribally-Designated Housing Entity’s yearly funding allocation under the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) formula.

American FactFinder

American FactFinder is the primary way to access demographic and housing data from the Decennial Census, the American Community Survey, the Puerto Rico Community Survey, the Economic Census, the Population Estimates Program and Annual Economic Surveys.

National Health Interview Survey

These sources provide an exhaustive overview of the health of the nation.

Kids Count Data Center

The Kids Count Data Center is a searchable database of all data related to children’s education in the United States. Data seekers can search by location or topic. The data itself is a collection from various federal sources.


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