Aggregated data on industries can be found in a variety of government sources. At times the data may be a bit old. Look for the source of the information. Then check the Fondren catalog to see if Rice has an updated issue or an online version. The government does a 5-year census for manufacturing, retail, wholesale and service.
The United States government collects data on most aspects of our lives. The Kelly Center provides links to government websites making finding the data easier.
If unfamiliar with government source, go to the Kelley Center of Government Information's website. On Fondren's Home page use the drop down men PLACES and clock on Kelley Center. The center's page will come up and on the right there are buttons. Click Guide to Government Information. That brings up a subject list. Two helpful sections are Business & Commerce and Statistics & Data. Below are several helpful sources:
FRASER (Federal Reserve Archival System for Economic Research) – contains scanned images of historic economic statistical publications, release and documents.
FRED (Federal Reserve Economic Data) – download, graph and track 212,000 U.S. and international time series from 62 sources.
Historical Statistics of the United States – users can graph individual tables as well as customize table and spreadsheets.
STATS America – provided by Indiana University’s Kelly School of Business to serve as a portal to U.S. data. Find recent state, county and metropolitan area data; innovation tools, reports and maps.