Links to resources mentioned in Research on Main Street
Demographics: A Guide to Methods and Data Sources for Media, Business, and Government
Planning the Trip: How To Approach Local Business Research
, by Steve Murdock, Chris Kelley, Jeffrey Jordan, et al.
(Paradigm Publishers, 2006): This book includes a description of geographic definitions in demographic sources.
Google Maps (maps.google.com): Before getting started on a local project, familiarize yourself with the geographic details of your targeted location. Run a search in Google Maps to view boundaries and nearby places.
ThomasNet (www.thomasnet.com): This database of manufacturing firms and suppliers can be searched by location.