Thursday, May 7, 2015

Economic Development Data from Data (dot) NY (dot) gov

In 2013, Governor Cuomo launched Open New York,, a state data transparency website that provides user-friendly, one-stop access to data from New York State agencies, localities, and the federal government.

Here are just a few items available through the Economic development section:

1. Active Corporations: Beginning 1800

2. Liquor Authority Quarterly List of Active Licenses Economic Development licenses3

3. Retail Food Stores which are licensed by the Department of Agriculture and Markets.

4. Current Employment Statistics: Beginning 1990, reflecting jobs by "place of work."

5. Jobs By Industry: Donut Chart, based upon an economic profile created for the 10 Empire State Development (ESD) economic development regions.

6. Farmers Markets in New York State Map. In the past decade the number of farmers markets in New York State has grown at a rapid rate. The dataset published on the Department website contains information detailing the time and location of community farmers markets as well as the name and phone number of the market manager.

7. Broadband Availability By Municipality
. New York State has just completed a broadband mapping program as part of the national broadband mapping program funded by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration in the US Department of Commerce. Information about the availability of high-speed Internet services, commonly called Broadband, was collected from broadband provider companies regarding the technology type and speed of services offered. The data was updated every six months for five years, and is shown on the NYS Broadband Map at as well as the National Broadband Map at The data on the map depicts broadband availability at the Census Block level. This table summarizes the information for each municipality (town, city, village, Indian Reservation) in New York State.

8. Wineries, Breweries, and Distilleries Map. Liquor Authority quarterly list of all active licensees in NYS filtered by Winery and Brewery specific License Types.

9. State of New York Mortgage Agency (SONYMA) Loans Purchased: Beginning 2004. The data set includes raw data on all the loans purchased by SONYMA since January 2004. Users can use the data to get information on the types of loans we are making (loan amount, loan type, term, loan-to-value, with or without down payment assistance), when the loans were made (purchase date), where the loans are being made (county), and what property types (# of units, construction status, property type).

10. City of Albany Vacant Building Inventory: 2013. Since January 2012, the Division of Buildings & Regulatory Compliance has created a living database documenting vacant buildings in the City of Albany. To create this database, the Division reconciled the Division of Building and Codes Vacant Building Registry with the Department of Fire and Emergency Services Vacant Building Database.

11. Local Area Unemployment Statistics: Beginning 1976 LAUS estimates labor force statistics (labor force, employed, unemployment, unemployment rate) for New York State civilian labor force aged 16 and up. Areas covered include, New York State, New York City, Balance of State, Metropolitan Statistical Areas, Counties, Labor Market Regions, Workforce Investment Board Areas, and cities and towns with populations of 25,000 or more. Data are not seasonally adjusted.

12. Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages Quarterly Data: Beginning 2000 The QCEW program (also known as ES-202) collects employment and wage data from employers covered by New York State's Unemployment Insurance (UI) Law. This program is a cooperative program with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. QCEW data encompass approximately 97 percent of New York's nonfarm employment, providing a virtual census of employees and their wages as well as the most complete universe of employment and wage data, by industry, at the State, regional and county levels. "Covered" employment refers broadly to both private-sector employees as well as state, county, and municipal government employees insured under the New York State Unemployment Insurance (UI) Act.

13. Long Term Occupational Projections for a 10 year time horizon are provided for the state and 10 labor market regions to provide individuals and organizations with an occupational outlook to make informed decisions an individual career and organizational program development.

14. Manufactured Home Park Registrations captures the park name, address, and county in which a manufactured home park is located; the number of site capacity and number of occupied sites; and the name and contact number for the park owner/operator. New York State Homes and Community Renewal’s (HCR) Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) oversees the registration of these parks in accordance with NYS Real Property Law Section 233 sub-section (v.) which requires owners of manufactured home parks with three or more homes register their park with DHCR.

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