Resources for Economic Developers

You will find data and data tools that give you a comprehensive look at Georgia’s economy and workforce as well as information specific to your local area. Data set include employment, wages, job growth, occupational and industry outlooks, commuting patterns, historical data and more, as well as key economic comparisons between local area, state and the US. Should you need additional information, please email us at

Frequently Requested  Prospect Resources

Core Resources

Additional Resources

Georgia Department of Economic Development   Business Employment Dynamics (BED)
Access economic development information including resources for business expansion and relocation, small business operations, and technology and biotech development.   Quarterly statewide private level data on gross job gains, gross job losses, number of establishments gaining and losing employment, and net change in number of establishments.
Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH)   O*NET Online
This online source of occupational information includes what workers do on the job, working conditions, training and education needed, and future job prospects.   Explore careers from browsing groups of similar occupations. The online tool has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more
Occupational Employment Statistics (OES)   Georgia Chamber of Commerce
Learn more about the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES), which is a program that collects employment and wage estimates by occupations.   Explore business-related resources, including information on economic development, the state legislative agenda, and federal legislative issues.
Georgia Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Data Clearinghouse   Labor Market Information for Other States
Access GIS data, maps, and other information that has been collected by a variety of Georgia state government agencies  
  Explore labor market data and information from other states.

Selig Center for Economic Growth at the University of Georgia    
Explore a wide variety of statistical and economic data, including tables covering population, health, education, employment, earnings, and many other factors.