We have found two new databases with lots of business and economic information, for free on the web. You can find links to both of them in the On-line catalog as well as below.
The International Trade Commission has a keyword searchable database of its reports, full text. These include a kind of report called an Industry and trade summary which gives detailed analysis of the prospects for exporting a given product from the U.S. The USITC has recently launched a new publication it called Journal of International Commerce and Economics. The contents of both these sources and more is easily available by searching from the ITC's homepage: http://www.usitc.gov/.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation maintains a database of financial information and an interface that allows the user to call up tailor-made reports by various geographic divisions (i.e.: state, Metropolitan Statistical Area, etc.) for the finacial information the FDIC gathers. In other words, you can generate reports of market share of deposits by state, or the Herfindahl-Hirschman Index by Metropolitan Statistical area, etc. To reach the page for using the report generator you can search for "market share" from the homepage.
The URL for the FDIC: http://www.fdic.gov/index.html
The page for generating summary of deposits reports: http://www2.fdic.gov/sod/sodMarketBank.asp?barItem=2