Last Updated: Apr 19, 2017
- Export-Import Bank of the United States
Aids in financing and facilitates U.S. exports.
- Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
- Federal Trade Commission
Works for consumer protection and a competitive market place. Enforces antitrust and consumer protection laws.
- USITC - United States International Trade Commission
An independent, quasi-judicial federal agency that provides objective trade expertise to both the legislative and executive branches of government, determines the impact of imports on U.S. industries, and directs actions against certain unfair trade practices, such as patent, trademark, and copyright infringement
- U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission | Homepage
Administers securities laws that provide protection for investors.
- U.S. Trade and Development Agency
Assists in the creation of jobs for Americans by helping U.S. companies pursue overseas business opportunities.
- USA.gov: The U.S. Government's Official Web Portal
Business-oriented Web sites are among the richest sources of business information. Many of these contain freely available information. Sometimes these sites also have added value available to subscribers. Below is a small sampling of this kind of Web site
- Agricultural Marketing Service - Home
Oversees commodities such as cotton, dairy, fruits and vegetables, poultry, and tobacco.
- USDA ERS - Home
Agricultural business research, statistics, and outlook.
- USDA Rural Development-LP_BusinessProgram_ Home
Promotes a dynamic business environment in rural America.
- About the International Trade Administration
- Office of the United States Trade Representative
Coordinates U.S. international trade and direct investment policy, and negotiates all U.S. trade agreements, including all matters within the World Trade Organization (WTO).
- Better Business Bureau
U.S. and Canada BBB consumer and business reviews, reports, ratings, complaints, and accredited business listings.
- BEOnline: Business and Economics Online (Business Reference Services, Library of Congress)
Business and trade associations exist to provide networking, pooling of resources, sponsoring of conferences, and often publishing special reports and statistics concerning an industry.