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Socioeconomic Data for Understanding Your Regional Economy
A User’s Guide Joseph Cortright Andrew Reamer
1998

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Socioeconomic Data for Understanding Your Regional Economy
A User’s Guide Joseph Cortright
Impresa

Andrew Reamer
Andrew Reamer & Associates

1998

REIS Poverty Rate

Impresa Inc. 1424 NE Knott Street Portland, OR 97212 (503) 515-4524 jcortright@hevanet.com

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This report was prepared under an award (#99-07-13791) from the Economic Development Administration, U. S. Department of Commerce. The views expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Economic Department of Administration.

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Andrew Reamer & Associates 11 Linden Avenue Belmont, MA 022478 (617) 489-2121 reamer@thecia.net

Copyright, Impresa & Andrew Reamer, 1998. For updates to the information contained in this publication, visit www.econdata.net.

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Socioeconomic Data for Understanding Your Regional Economy: A User's Guide

Contents
Acknowledgements Introduction Part One: The Basics 1. Tools of the Trade 2. Data Sources: Where the Numbers Come From 3. Statistics for Analyzing Your Economy 4. Data Intermediaries: Guides in the Statistical Jungle Part Two: Lessons of Practice 5. Ten Habits of Highly Effective Data Analysts 6. Bookshelf Basics for Economic Analysts 7. The Web's Twelve Best Sources for Regional Data 8. Seven Pitfalls of Data Analysis 9. Advanced Analysis: Power Tools for Data Appendices A. Census State Data Centers – Lead Agencies B....
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