[copperpress-advertserve-ad-reload zone="3"]
 July 2, 1999

Bookmarks: Internet boasts wealth of economic statistics

Focus Colorado: Economic and Revenue Forecast — www.state.co.us/gov_dir/leg_dir/lcs/focus/index.html

“Focus Colorado” presents an outlook for the state’s revenues and economy. This document provides an in-depth analysis and forecast of the Colorado and national economies and is published by The Legislative Council staff of the Colorado General Assembly. Each September, “Focus Colorado” presents an in-depth economic analysis of the different regions in Colorado, including Larimer County.

Colorado Economic Perspective — www.state.co.us/gov_dir/govnr_dir/ospb/stateplan_gov.html

Published quarterly by the Colorado Office of State Planning and Budgeting, the “Colorado Economic Perspective” provides a comprehensive analysis of state, national and global statistics. In December and June, the office publishes a longer report including regional analyses and also frequently including issue briefs.

Regional Economic Indicators — www.kc.frb.org/publicat/red/histdata/rhedmain.htm

The 10th Federal Reserve District publishes a monthly regional economic update with analysis of the services, manufacturing, construction, energy and agriculture industries. State-by-state analysis is also published at this Internet site.

Beige Book Survey — www.kc.frb.org/publicat/beigebk/bbkmain.htm

The “Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions by Federal Reserve District,” commonly known as the “Beige Book,” is published eight times each year. Each Federal Reserve District Bank conducts a survey of current economic conditions by interviewing a sample of businesses representing the primary industries in their district. The results are summarized by district and industry.

Regional Economic Digest — www.kc.frb.org/publicat/red/redmain.htm

The “Regional Economic Digest” is a quarterly review of financial and economic conditions in the seven states of the 10th Federal Reserve District. The Digest includes articles of regional interest, statistics on commercial banking and the area economy, and surveys of agricultural credit and manufacturing conditions. Issues dating back to 1994 are also available at this Internet site.

Consumer Confidence Survey — www.conference-board.org/products/frames.cfm?main=c-consumer.cfm

The Conference Board generates the monthly “Consumer Confidence Survey,” designated by the Department of Commerce as a leading economic indicator and predictor of recessions and recovery. This monthly report details consumer attitudes and buying intentions. Data are available by age, income and for the nine U.S. census regions. (The Conference Board is a nonpartisan, non-advocacy organization that publishes monthly and quarterly surveys on consumer confidence and other macroeconomic topics, as well as special reports that discuss these topics in depth.

Leading Economic Indicators — www.conference-board.org/products/frames.cfm?main=lei1.cfm

The Conference Board produces three economic series — the composite Leading, Coincident, and Lagging Indexes, which are sometimes referred to as the “Leading Economic Indicators.” These three composites play a prominent role in the analysis of business cycles and are part of The Conference Board’s Business Cycle Indicators project, which includes a comprehensive database of economic indicators.

Survey of Current Business — www.bea.doc.gov/bea/pubs.htm

The “Survey of Current Business” is a monthly journal written by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The journal pulls together estimates, analyses, research and methodology based on statistics generated from BEA’s national, regional and international economic accounts. These three economic accounts present basic information on such key issues as U.S. economic growth, regional economic development and the nation’s position in the world economy. All of the “Survey of Current Business” articles published since January 1998 are available at this Internet site.

Economic Review — www.kc.frb.org/publicat/econrev/ermain.htm

In support of the Federal Reserve’s responsibility to help formulate and implement the nation’s monetary policy, the Bank’s Economic Research staff performs basic economic research and analyzes the regional, national, and international economies.

Jean Anderson is the business librarian for the Fort Collins Public Library. Suggestions are welcome at anderson@libsys.ci.fort-collins.co.us.

Focus Colorado: Economic and Revenue Forecast — www.state.co.us/gov_dir/leg_dir/lcs/focus/index.html

“Focus Colorado” presents an outlook for the state’s revenues and economy. This document provides an in-depth analysis and forecast of the Colorado and national economies and is published by The Legislative Council staff of the Colorado General Assembly. Each September, “Focus Colorado” presents an in-depth economic analysis of the different regions in Colorado, including Larimer County.

Colorado Economic Perspective — www.state.co.us/gov_dir/govnr_dir/ospb/stateplan_gov.html

Published quarterly by the Colorado Office of State Planning and Budgeting, the “Colorado Economic Perspective” provides a comprehensive analysis of state, national and global statistics. In December and June, the office publishes…

[copperpress-advertserve-ad-reload zone="3"]

Related Content

[copperpress-advertserve-ad-interstitial zone="30"]