The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) prepares regional economic accounts for the United States to provide estimates of state and local-area personal income and gross state product. For state personal income and gross state product, BEA’s regional estimates are comparable across each region and state, and for local-area personal income, BEA’s regional estimates are comparable across each metropolitan area, BEA economic area, and county. BEA’s Regional Economic Information system (REIS) is a comprehensive federal income and employment series.
The estimates and analyses of state and local-area personal income and of gross state product are published in BEA’s monthly journal, Survey of Current Business. In addition, BEA also prepares estimates of regional economic multipliers.
The mission of HUD is to provide a decent, safe, and sanitary home and suitable living environment for every American. HUD’s efforts are aimed at creating opportunities for homeownership; providing housing assistance for low-income persons; working to create, rehabilitate, and maintain the nation’s affordable housing; enforcing the nation’s fair housing laws; helping the homeless; and spurring economic growth in distressed neighborhoods.
Research Maps (R-MAPS) is a set of HUD products designed to democratize housing and urban data, making the data more accessible and usable to researchers, policy makers, and practitioners. The geographically coded data in these CD-ROMs provide Geographic Information System (GIS) data pertaining to a wide variety of housing and urban issues in U.S. localities.