"The U.S. Department of Commerce promotes job creation, economic growth, sustainable development and improved standards of living for all Americans by working in partnership with businesses, universities, communities and our nation’s workers. The department touches the daily lives of the American people in many ways, with a wide range of responsibilities in the areas of trade, economic development, technology, entrepreneurship and business development, environmental stewardship, and statistical research and analysis." There are numerous bureaus and agencies within the Department of Commerce that are relevant to Business & Economy:
- The Bureau of Industry and Security's (BIS) mission is to "advance U.S. national security, foreign policy, and economic objectives by ensuring an effective export control and treaty compliance system and promoting continued U.S. strategic technology leadership." Visit the About BIS Web page to learn more about this Bureau and to access information pertaining to Policies and Regulations, Compliance and Enforcement, International Programs, and more.
- The Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA) provides access to economic data, analyses, and forecasts for use by Government agencies, businesses, and others, and also develops domestic and international economic policy. Accessible from this site are economic indicators from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and the U.S. Census Bureau.
- The U.S. Census Bureau has a Business and Industry section. Economic data and information available from this section includes the Economic Census and Economic Indicators. Also see the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), "the standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy."