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Data and reports

The Commerce Department collects, stores, and analyzes a wealth of information, including data on the Nation’s economy, population, and environment. These data go to the core of the Department’s mission.

As America’s Data Agency, the Department of Commerce is using its data to spur innovation inside and outside the Federal Government and promote greater prosperity across the country.

Environmental Data Economic Indicators Population Statistics
Environmental Data Economic Indicators Population Statistics

America's Data Agency

Creating a robust economy requires an enormous amount of data, and we are the nation’s preeminent producer of public data. More than 30 million U.S. business enterprises, 325 million Americans, and 93,000 tribal, state, and local governments rely on our data to make informed decisions.

The information and data we produce shape fiscal and monetary policy and operational decisions that improve the nation’s social and economic conditions. Annually, more than $1 trillion in federal funds are distributed to states and localities, in whole or in part, using data produced by the Department.

Commerce Data Strategy

Commerce Data Strategy
As "America’s Data Agency", Commerce aspires to demonstrate its data leadership through the implementation of this Strategy. Commerce data is the international benchmark. It is and has long been comprehensive, consistent, confidential, credible, and accessible. The Commerce Data Strategy’s goals are highly interdependent. and also acknowledges that the high volume, variety, and velocity of Commerce data necessitates developing workforce skills commensurate with a modern data culture in a digital age.

Commerce Data Strategy

Commerce Data Governance Board FY23 Action Plan

Commerce Data Governance Board Action Plan
The Commerce Data Governance Board FY23 Action plan aligns to the Federal Data Strategy and the Commerce Data Strategy (FY21-24), which was publicly released in August 2021. The Commerce Data Governance Board Action Plan is a culmination of months of collaboration among all Commerce bureaus through the Commerce Data Governance Board (CDGB). It serves as the work plan for the CDGB and its working groups for the remainder of fiscal year 23 as well as documentation of the steps already completed. The action plan articulates the tactical priorities for CDGB that incorporate innovative ideas spanning from improving linkages of demographic data to program data for equity analyses to expanding climate data sharing services. Further deliverables include the development of the Commerce Data Hub, exploration of Commerce-wide data skills training options, and investigation of equitable and user-driven access to Commerce data.

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Commerce Performance

The Commerce Performance Data Pro website shares engaging stories and data about the Department's programs that impact your daily life. You can interact with our performance data, monitor our efforts to strengthen the U.S. economy and learn more about our efforts to improve the many critical services we provide.

Commerce Performance Data Pro provides the following innovative capabilities:

  • Featured Commerce Impact Stories about our focus areas and new strategic initiatives
  • Citizen's View Dashboards that summarize progress on our strategic plan and show each bureau's performance
  • Access to more than 150 KPI Insights tiles that measure program results
  • Ability to connect directly to datasets using an Application Programming Interface (API)

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Commerce Geospatial Strategy

Commerce Geospatial Strategy
The Department of Commerce Geospatial Strategy (Strategy) includes goals and supporting objectives that directly support the Department of Commerce Data Strategy (2021–2024), the Geospatial Data Act of 2018 (GDA), and the National Spatial Data Infrastructure Strategic Plan (2021–2024). This Strategy was developed by the Commerce Geospatial Working Group under the CDGB input from all Commerce bureaus, per the requirement of a lead-covered agency (LCA) under the GDA.

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Commerce Geospatial Strategic Action Plan

The Commerce Geospatial Strategy and Strategic Action Plan apply to geospatial data or data that is tied to a location on Earth. These include environmental data, program data, statistical data, and mission-support data, such as administrative, financial, performance, and workforce data, as well as the derived information, products, and services. Data collected by a Commerce bureau through a partnership program will be subject to the relevant bureau’s geospatial data guidelines; however, these data will only be in scope for the Commerce Geospatial Data Strategy and Strategic Action Plan if they are stored in data systems managed by Commerce agencies.

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Federal Data Strategy

The Federal Data Strategy encompasses a 10-year vision for how the Federal Government will accelerate the use of data to deliver on its mission, serve the public, and steward resources while protecting security, privacy, and confidentiality. Commerce is working hand-in-hand with other agencies to implement the Federal Data Strategy and develop a long-term, enterprise-wide data strategy to better govern and leverage the federal government's data.

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U.S. Department of Commerce Equitable Data Playbook

This playbook shares best practices and innovations related to data and analytical approaches for improving grant outcomes. Equitable data practices improve the effectiveness and efficiency of federal program dollars through better resource allocation and more informed decision-making.

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