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Dun Brad Street National Establishment Database

Dun Brad Street National Establishment Database

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National Establishment Time-Series Database
 © 
 
OVERVIEW
Key Personnel 
Donald W. WallsPrincipal InvestigatorPresident and OwnerWalls & Associatesdwalls2@earthlink.net(510) 763-0641
URL
www.establishmentdynamics.com (available January 2008)
Type of Data 
Private, commercial survey andadministrative data
Availability of Data Set 
On request, fee applies
Activity Measured 
1989 through 2006
Data Collected 
1989 through 2006
Number of Observations 
16.2 million active records in 2006;32.2 million total records
For more than thirty-two million establishments, the NationalEstablishment Time-Series (NETS) Database
 © 
provides time-seriesinformation on mobility patterns, employment and sales growthperformance, job creation and destruction, business startups andfailures, changes in primary markets, corporate affiliations, andhistorical Dun and Bradstreet ratings, to name a few. Developedthrough a joint venture with Dun and Bradstreet, it covers more than250 fields and seventeen years of historical information thoroughlydocumenting economic activity from 1989 through 2006. This uniquebusiness establishment database is the only commercially-availablehistorical database of its kind on the market.
PROCEDURES FOR ACCESSING THE DATA SET
Researchers may arrange one-time delivery with a two-year nationalor state/region license. Updates are available annually. Specialselection criteria requests, delivered in Microsoft Access
 ® 
or Excel
 ® 
 (other database formats as requested), also are accepted ($2,500minimum). Requests for data or cost estimates for unique extractsshould be submitted to Don Walls (dwalls2@earthlink.net).
METHODOLOGY
The NETS Database, updated annually, has been constructed fromDun & Bradstreet's DUNS Marketing Information (DMI) archives to linkestablishments longitudinally. This comprehensive, easy-to-usedatabase can be exploited to conduct establishment dynamicsresearch and analysis on topics such as:
 The size and performance of specific markets over time andwhether we want to invest in them;
 How a specific firm’s (or set of firms’) market share haschanged over time;
 The important employers in a region and who contributesmost to the region’s growth;
 Who’s likely to move within an industry or geography;
 What occupations will be in demand;
 What links exist between businesses in a given state;
 Impact of tax changes, environmental regulations, andeducational performance on business location decisions;
 Product line forecasting;
 Economic development targeting;
 Business startup and failure analysis; and
 Job creation and destruction at the industry level byestablishment.
NATIONAL ESTABLISHMENT TIME-SERIES DATABASE©
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