The U.S. Economic Development Administration and Harvard Business School have launched the U.S. Cluster Mapping and Registry project. The press release announced that the site is intended to “strengthen U.S. competitiveness by understanding the economic performance of clusters and regions across the United States.”
Clusters are geographic concentrations of interconnected industries and supportive organizations that make regions uniquely competitive for jobs and private investment. The Cluster Mapping and Registry website provides access to rich, open data about regional economies and clusters, empowering regions, economic developers, and businesses to make key decisions. This new website goes beyond the original cluster mapping data by leveraging broader, more granular, and more up-to-date datasets. It also integrates detailed statistical analyses using county-level business data, including metrics on regional economic performance and business environments.
The site is currently in beta with the full version expected to launch in August 2014. Data used for the cluster mapping project is pulled from a variety of sources including the US Census Bureau, US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Moody’s economy.com, WISERTrade, and the National Science Foundation.
Visit: U.S. Cluster Mapping