The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) website is a useful resource for consumers and businesses for more data than you'd expect. Beyond the obvious statistics about banks, the FDIC provides a good deal of valuable and reliable statistical business related and educational consumer related information.
For consumer-related financial news, information, and alerts, visit the FDIC's consumer website. The Money Smart feature is a useful resource. For example, you'll find educational information on money-management topics such as earning, spending, saving, borrowing and risk management that was designed for young adults but is appropriate for all. Best of all, the information is available free of charge.
Businesses looking for an alternate source of regional statistical information may find the FDICís Regional Economic Conditions (RECON) website a useful resource. The RECON webpage features graphs, tables, and maps illustrating economic conditions such as housing construction permits and employment growth or attrition. Economic data is sorted by geographic regions nationwide. You can drill down by county for a snapshot of local information. The RECON webpage offers shopping cart technology to allow you to gather together all information you are interested in. Then you can navigate to the shopping cart and view items you have requested. Even though you gather your files in a shopping cart, access to the information is free. Your items can be then be printed or downloaded.