U.S. Cluster Mapping
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.
Visit the U.S. Cluster Mapping website
Other Cluster Mapping Projects
The Institute has worked with partner institutes in many countries around the world to develop cluster mapping projects based on the U.S. methodology. Explore here two that have launched websites for cluster analysis:
Visit the E.U. Cluster Observatory
Explore Canadian Cluster Data
International Cluster Competitiveness Project
Building on the Institute's unique research into patterns of clustering in industrial activity, this site profiles the trade performance of more than 100 nations across 43 clusters of export activity. This powerful approach reveals emerging patterns and strengths in a nation's competitive trade position. The analysis can be tailored to focus on particular clusters or world regions. (Free registration required.)
Visit the ICCP website
Social Progress Index
The Social Progress Index is a rich framework for measuring the multiple dimensions of social progress motivated by the belief that to truly advance social progress, we must learn to measure it comprehensively and rigorously.
Explore the Index