OKC VeloCity | Use these free data tools to jump start your business

Use these free data tools to jump start your business

By Marcus Elwell / Economy / March 25, 2020

Good and reliable data can be the backbone of a successful business. It can give a company that needed edge to survive in trying times. That is especially true now, as businesses are facing challenges they never dreamed of facing just months ago. Below is a list of free data tools, provided by the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber and others, available right now to help businesses identify markets, demographics, trends and more.

To find information about demographics in an area:

OKCEDIS

Provided by the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, OKCEDIS is an interactive property database and demographic reporting tool that provides customized reports for businesses.

Data.Census.Gov

Census data is a treasure trove of population, housing, economic and geographic information that is provided in both English and Spanish.

Economic Profile System 

EPS allows the user to download socioeconomic reports of communities, counties and states. EPS uses federal data.

PolicyMap

This web-based GIS system captures data through custom demographic maps, tables and reports.

City Data

City Data provides profiles of U.S. and Canadian cities with information on neighborhoods, schools and property tax assessments.

DataUSA

This is an invaluable tool that provides demographic data for cities, metro areas and states. Industry, occupation and education data is also available.

Statebook

Statebook provides regional data and narrative input by various economic development organizations, including but not limited to, climate, transportation, incentives and lifestyle. Only Oklahoma organizations are available on this tool.

For information on real estate and location analysis use:

RealMassive

RealMassive is a real estate marketing and search tool that includes commercial real estate for sale and lease.

OKCEDIS

Along with demographic information, OKCEDIS provides an interactive property database that displays commercial real estate alongside a robust demographic reporting tool.

LocateOK

LocateOK is a statewide commercial property database that conducts property searches alongside demographic, consumer and business reports.

ZoomProspector

A plethora of business demographic and workforce data can be found on ZoomProspector. Community profile and demographics can be generated in the state, city or metro area.

For general small business assistance, be sure to visit the websites below:

GreaterOklahomaCity.com

GreaterOklahomaCity.com is the place to find in-depth information on Oklahoma City, with regional resources and small business assistance.

i2E

i2E is a non-profit providing a variety of resources and services to technology-based startups in the state.

Oklahoma Small Business Development Center

A great resource to find research materials and resources available for small businesses in Oklahoma.

SCORE

Score is a network of volunteer business experts who mentor and provide resources to small businesses and entrepreneurs.

SizeUp Local Business Intelligence tool (OKCLBI)

The SizeUP tool provides benchmarking and evaluation tools to small business owners in the Greater Oklahoma City region, including the ability to compare their existing business against others in its industry.

U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration provides resources for starting and managing a business.

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