Students, job seekers, private researchers and small business owners may also find the following sites helpful to your research.
The W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research: A resident staff of economists, nine of whom hold PhD degrees, conduct research on a wide variety of employment issues.
The Community Research Institute (CRI): CRI gathers, analyzes, interprets, and shares national and local data through partnerships with nonprofit and neighborhood groups.
Grand Rapids Public Library Small Business Resource Center: The Small Business Resource Center has several tools, books and databases to support business growth.
Brookings: The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Their mission is to conduct high-quality, independent research and, based on that research, to provide innovative, practical recommendations.