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Business & Economics




Key BCPL Resources

Business Source Premier
Created especially for the business searcher performing market research or looking for specific country economic data, company profiles, and industry information.

Flipster iconDigital Business Magazines  

Find information quickly and in a concise format. Perform a simple keyword search or browse available materials by category. GVRL is a handy ready-reference tool for students, researchers, professionals, and general readers.


This powerful business and consumer research database offers business and residential listings useful in searching for people, executives, physicians and dentists, jobs and internships, lifestyle information, and more. The U.S. Business database includes a total of 48 million businesses, including 15 million verified businesses and 33 million unverified businesses, updated monthly.

Find key information for

  • Compiling a mailing list,
  • Fundraising and sales,
  • Conducting competetive analysis,
  • Creating a marketing plan,
  • And more.


Business Directories


Associations (IPL) - Directory of over 2,000 associations.

Chamber of Commerce Resource Directory

Hoover's, Inc. - Company information.

Industrial Quick Search

Kentucky Secretary of State's Business & Organization Search

MacRAE's Blue Book - National industrial directory.

Sweets Catalog - Construction product marketplace.

ThomasNet - Find manufacturers, distributors, service providers.

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General Business Information

AcademicInfo: Business Degrees, Schools & Resources Online - Information on business schools, plus links to online journals, research tools, databases, and more.

Currency Converter

Current Industrial Reports

Investor Words Dictionary

NAICS and SIC Classifications

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Labor & Economy

Economic Indicators 1995-Current

Economic Report of the President

Federal Reserve of St. Louis Regional Economic Data (FRED)

Federal Reserve Archival System for Economic Research (FRASER)

Census Economic Briefing Room

Measuring Worth - Graphs, data sets, and calculators. Daily stock indexes, inflations rates, exchange rates, etc.

Minimum Wage Q&A (U.S. Department of Labor)

US Department of Health and Human Services Annual Poverty Guidelines

US Department of Labor

Workforce Kentucky - KY labor and employment statistics.

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Personal Finance

Bank Rate Monitor

Choosing a Credit Card - From the Federal Citizen Information page.

Currency Converter

Financial Planning & Retirement (AARP)

Free Credit Report

Home Fair - Offers financial calculators for mortgage payments, home affordability, etc.

Mortgage and Financial Calculators

Motley Fool - Investment, personal finance, and retirement information.


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Small Business Information

Business Advice & Counseling (SCORE)

Greater Louisville Small Business Development Center

How to Start a New Business (KSBDC)

Kentucky Business Filings Forms

Kentucky Small Business Resource Guide (SBA)

Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development

Kentucky Secretary of State Business Services - Download business filings forms, search the online business database, access the Uniform Commercial Code, etc.

Kentucky Small Business Development Center Resources (KSBDC)

Small Business Planner (SBA)

US Small Business Administration Services

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Statistics & Demographics

Census Economic Briefing Room

County Business Patterns (U.S. Census Bureau; can also search by zip code or metro area)

Company Statistics (U.S. Census Bureau)

Economic Indicators 1995-Current

Kentucky Economic Census (2002)

Kentucky State Date Center

Workforce Kentucky - KY labor and employment statistics.

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Stocks & Investing

American Stock Exchange

Brill's Mutual Fund Interactive

Dow Jones Indexes

NASDAQ - National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation.

New York Stock Exchange

Online Publications for Investors (SEC)

Standard & Poor’s Indices

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Last Updated 6/14/17