Government Resources

Government Resources: Business

Economic Census
The Economic Census profiles the US economy every 5 years, from the national to the local level

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)
The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is the standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy. NAICS was adopted in 1997 to replace the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system. Both provide a keyword search option for finding your industry code and description.

Small Business Administration (SBA)
The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U. S. Virgin Islands and Guam.

Securities and Exchange Commission: Information for Small Businesses
ation on government regulations regarding the sale of securities by smaller companies and financial and other reporting for publicly traded smaller companies.

Taxable Entity Search
Search by company name, file number or tax ID number for a corporation or LLC operating in Texas.

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
The Texas Comptroller’s office serves the state by collecting more than 60 separate taxes, fees and assessments, including local sales taxes collected on behalf of more than 1,400 cities, counties and other local governments around the state. State Sales and Use Tax is imposed on all retail sales, leases and rentals of most goods, as well as taxable services. The Texas Franchise Tax is a privilege tax imposed on each taxable entity chartered/organized in Texas or doing business in Texas.
Find resources on starting and managing a business, selling to and buying from the government, exporting,
importing, and much more.

Government Resources: Census and Demographics

American FactFinder
Provides users with the capability to browse, search, and map data from many Census Bureau sources

Census Bureau
The Census Bureau serves as the leading source of quality data about the nation’s people and economy

Government Resources: Environmental

This website provides access to several EPA databases to provide you with information about environmental activities that may affect air, water, and land anywhere in the United States. With Envirofacts, you can learn more about these environmental activities in your area or you can generate maps of environmental information.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Where You Live
Search EPA databases to learn more about environmental conditions in your community.

Government Resources: Government Contracting

FedBizOpps is the single government point-of-entry (GPE) for Federal government procurement opportunities over $25,000. Government buyers are able to publicize their business opportunities by posting information directly to FedBizOpps via the Internet. Through one portal – FedBizOpps (FBO) – commercial vendors seeking Federal markets for their products and services can search, monitor and retrieve opportunities solicited by the entire Federal contracting community.

Government Resources: Government Agencies and Departments

Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)
Promotes a better understanding of the U.S. economy by providing the most timely, relevant, and accurate economic accounts data in an objective and cost-effective manner. BEA is one of the world’s leading statistical agencies.

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
As a consumer or business person, you may be more familiar with the work of the Federal Trade Commission than you think. The FTC deals with issues that touch the economic life of every American. It is the only federal agency with both consumer protection and competition jurisdiction in broad sectors of the economy.

IRS: Small Business/Self-Employed
Small business and self-employed one-stop resource

U.S Copyright Office
Our homepage has been created with the desire to serve the copyright community of creators and users, as well as the general public. Here you will find information about our online registration option, key publications and application forms for copyright registration.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
By disseminating both patent and trademark information, the USPTO promotes an understanding of intellectual property protection and facilitates the development and sharing of new technologies worldwide.

United States Postal Service (USPS)
USPS online services and information

Government Resources: Labor

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
BLS is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics. The BLS is an independent national statistical agency that collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates essential statistical data to the American public, the U.S. Congress, other Federal agencies, State and local governments, business, and labor.

Occupational Employment Statistics
The Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) program produces employment and wage estimates for over 700 occupations. These are estimates of the number of people employed in certain occupations, and estimates of the wages paid to them.

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, OSHA’s role is to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women.

Texas Workforce Commission
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is the state government agency charged with overseeing and providing workforce development services to employers and job seekers of Texas. For employers, TWC offers recruiting, retention, training and retraining, and outplacement services as well as valuable information on labor law and labor market statistics. For job seekers, TWC offers career development information, job search resources, training programs, and, as appropriate, unemployment benefits.

U.S. Department of Labor
Browse by topic, audience or location for your specific information needs. The Department of Labor (DOL) fosters and promotes the welfare of the job seekers, wage earners, and retirees of the United States by improving their working conditions, advancing their opportunities for profitable employment, protecting their retirement and health care benefits, helping employers find workers, strengthening free collective bargaining, and tracking changes in employment, prices, and other national economic measurements.