County/Zip Business Patterns Data Download
These County/Zip Business Patterns data files and the procedures for constructing them were initially developed by the Urban Institute to support DataPlace; any public use of the data files, or works from the data files must be attributed as explained below. By using these files, you acknowledge that the Urban Institute is not liable for their use and you agree to the terms described in this section. The data are licensed under the Open Database License (ODbL), which means you are free to share and adapt these datasets as long as you follow the following conditions:
Attribution Requirements for Users
If you publicly use or redistribute the data files, or works produced from them, you must prominently display proper attribution.
Required Attribution: These County/Zip Business Patterns data files and the procedures for constructing them were initially developed by the Urban Institute to support DataPlace (www.dataplace.org). The data are licensed under the Open Database License (http:/www.metrotrends.org/natdata/ODbL.cfm).
The words "County/Zip Business Patterns" must contain a hyperlink to http://www.metrotrends.org/natdata/businesspatterns/businesspatterns_download.cfm, and the word "DataPlace" must contain a hyperlink to www.dataplace.org. The words "Open Database License" must be hyperlinked to the URL of the text of this License (http://www.metrotrends.org/natdata/ODbL.cfm). If hyperlinks are not possible, you must include the plain text of the required URL's with the attribution notice.
The files are provided as a public service, and unfortunately, we are not currently able to provide individual technical assistance on their use. That said, we welcome comments, corrections, and stories about how you are using the data. Please direct any feedback or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. The procedures and algorithms used to construct these files are available upon request.
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Data Guide: Urban Institute Business Patterns Data Set: Technical Documentation Second Edition
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We have created summary-level files in three formats to accommodate different software (all with the same data and all zipped):
- One file for each geography in SAS format.
- One file for each geography in comma-delimited (csv) text format.
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