Business Data and Planning Resources
New Ave Market Profile and Census Data
The City of Takoma Park has gathered selected New Ave specific data in a Market Profile and including 2010 US Census data, the 2009 City's business survey and the US Census Office American Community Survey 2005-2009. Claritas PRIZM and RMP data is available upon request. Businesses are encouraged to collect up-to-date data and conduct market research to ensure they have the best available information to inform and protect investments.
The Census Bureau now provides detailed population characteristic estimates which has been put into a handy map form by census tract based on the American Community Survey - last conducted between 2005-2009. Use the census tract numbers from this map to pull up detailed information for Montgomery County, Prince George's County, and District of Columbia census tracts adjacent to New Hampshire Avenue. (If you begin at the US Census page, pick American Fact Finder/ 5-year American Community Survey/ Data Sets - American Community Survey/ data profiles/ by census tract - which will then allow you to pick the census tract you want).
CensusScope is a tool for investigating U.S. demographic trends produced by the Social Science Data Analysis Network (SSDAN) at the University of Michigan. With eye-catching graphics and exportable trend data, CensusScope is designed for both generalists and specialists.
FedStats offers free statistical information from more than 100 federal agencies available online. Includes press releases, kids pages, data access tools, statistics by geography, mapstats, and more.
Data.gov provides over 380,000 datasets collected from government agencies. The website contains raw data, geodata, as well as application tools that allow users to produce maps, tables, or charts or to build their own dataset. Additional datasets and tools are regularly added.
Maryland Intellectual Property Legal Resources Center
Maryland Intellectual Property Legal Resources Center provides information relating to copyrights, patenting, and trademarks.
Montgomery County Business Library
The new Montgomery County Business Library in Rockville has an outstanding collection of business directories and source books, materials and services to help individuals and organizations make informed business, investment and economic decisions. The library has access to many online databases and weblinks.
WORK.com is a service of Business.com, the largest business-to-business search engine and directory, to help small business decision-makers solve business problems and realize opportunities by providing useful business websites, products, and services.
Resources for Small, Women, and Minority Owned Firms
Maryland's Office of Minority Affairs administers programs for small scale entrepreneur offered by the state, and also links to useful planning recourses for start-ups and established business growth.
Bplans.com is a free resource for entrepreneurs planning business. One can find practical advice on planning, interactive tools, and expert advice.
Business Owner's Toolkit
Business Owner’s Toolkit™ offers more than 5,000 pages of free cost-cutting tips, step-by-step checklists, real-life case studies, startup advice, and business templates to small business owners and entrepreneurs.