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FCS 451 Retail Planning

Welcome to the FCS 451 Research Guide!

This Research Guide has been created to support your work in FCS 451.  Expert searchers remember: limit your Google search to government data by adding site:.gov at the end of your search terms. 

EXAMPLES
school lunch site:.gov
poverty and children site:.gov

Alabama and graduation rate site:.gov

Federal, State and Local data

The Census Bureau's mission is to serve as the nation's leading provider of quality data about its people and economy. 

Best Bet!  Explore Census Data
data.census.gov is the new dta platform to access data and digital content from the US Census Bureau. 

American FactFinder.  Census Bureau.
Still a good place to look for data but as of July 2019, no new data is being entered. Instead, you should use data.census.gov (site listed above)

Best Bet!  Alabama Workforce Data

Alabama State Department of Education. Data Center

Best Bet! City of Montevallo. Information for Business 

Best Bet! KIDS COUNT Data Center
KIDS Count is one of the premier source of data on children and families.