The Cluster Mapping Project assembles a detailed picture of the
location and performance of industries in the United States, with
a special focus on the linkages or externalities across industries
that give rise to clusters.
Data on the composition, by cluster, of state, regional, and
metropolitan economies in the U.S. has been collected and analyzed
for each year from 1998 through to the most recent government
releases. This unique body of information reveals the share
of industries serving a local market versus those competing with
other regions; clusters of industries with particular local
strength; and an area's performance in terms of employment, wages,
patenting, and new business formation.
The Cluster Mapping Project is a powerful tool for regional
economic development initiatives.
Also see the work of our colleagues employing
adaptations of the same cluster methodology:
Global Competitiveness Report
Published annually since 1979, the Global
Competitiveness Report remains the most up-to-date, comprehensive
data source available on the comparative strengths and weaknesses of
leading economies of the world. The Report provides a thorough
assessment of the world economy and is an authoritative tool to help
develop an economic framework that supports private investment,
entrepreneurship and social progress.