Web-Tools for Analyzing Socioeconomic Trends. Program by: Charlie French. Socioeconomic Analysis: Why do it?. Identify emerging socioeconomic trends Serve as a basis for targeting programs/audiences Inform decisions about economic development Provide baseline for Impact Evaluation
Ask Helps refine your search
GoogleGood for govt. material
Infoseek Good for business info
Yahoo Contains media resources
Alta Vista Translates Webpages
Hot Bot Offers the most search opts
Netscape Good for Hard research
Excite Focuses on Consumers
AOL Good source of Business infoSearching for Information:
Activity: Try out the various search engines to find information about emerging trends pertaining to you or your organization.
http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/BasicFactsServlet Site enables you to build national, state & county census data maps
http://www.nhes.state.nh.us/elmi/communpro.htm Shows community information and data for all NH towns/cities.
http://headwaterseconomics.org/eps/index.phpCreate free customized economic profiles for any geography in the US.
www.communitydevelopment.uiuc.edu/cdo/On-line Strategic Planning for Communities.
www.communitydevelopment.uiuc.edu/commsurvey/On-line Business Retention and Expansion Survey.
http://cecf1.unh.edu/ccas/index.cfmOn-line Community Capacity Assessment Tool.