National/International Data
  • United States Government
    • Environmental Protection Agency
    • Census Bureau
    • Bureau of Economic Affairs
    • Bureau of Labor Statistics
    • Housing and Urban Development
  • United Nations
  • Nongovernmental Organizations

Talking Points
  • National and international organizations are useful for larger projects or for comparing information across different communities

Some of the organizations that have data include:

The US Census Bureau is an agency of the Department of Commerce. Their web site has information about the people and economy of the United States.

The US Bureau of Economic Affairs (BEA) is an agency of the Department of Commerce. The BEA web site contains a vast quantity of information about the U.S. economy including economic growth, regional development, and the nation's position in the world economy.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) gathers information about labor economics.

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) web site has information on housing costs.

The World Resource Institute is an independent center for policy research and technical assistance on global environmental and development issues. WRI annually publishes World Resources, a compendium of data on all aspects of global development.

The World Watch Institute is an independent center that conducts inter-disciplinary non-partisan research on emerging global environmental issues, the results of which are widely disseminated throughout the world.

Other resources can be found on the Resources page of Maureen Hart's Indicators of Sustainability web site.
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