Research Tools

The NCRPC helps connect communities, businesses and non-profit organizations to the resources they need to be successful. The following are helpful research tools.

Institute for Policy & Social Research

Search Kansas Data for reports, view County Profile Reports, and view the latest Kansas Statistical Abstracts.

Kansas Regional Data Portal

The Kansas Regional Data Portal was developed by the Kansas Business & Industry Data Center at the University of Kansas in collaboration with the Kansas Association of Regional Development Organizations (KARDO) for easier access to key indicators for regions in Kansas.

National Economic Resilience Data Explorer (NERDE)

The National Economic Resilience Data Explorer (NERDE) is a set of data tools that were designed to help a variety of users across the country with local economic recovery and resilience analysis. The NERDE consolidates information and data on economic distress criteria, COVID-19 impacts to local economies, and the existence and emergence of industry clusters. The searchable information is displayed at the Economic Development District (EDD) and county levels in two separate dashboard tools.


StatsAmerica is a service of the Indiana Business Research Center (IBRC) at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. It contains a number of data sites and tools for economic development.

One tool is the Innovation Intelligence, which provides insight into the innovation capacity and innovation output of a region.

United States Census Bureau

Explore Census Data and learn about America’s people, places, and economy.

U.S. Department of Transportation Data and Mapping Tools

The tools are meant to provide a high-level overview and guidance on resources that may be useful in writing a strong discretionary grant application and developing transportation projects that meet the needs of the community they serve.

All Things Kansas

An interactive tool with data-driven mapping, reports and insights for all 105 counties in the Sunflower State. The website uses national, state and local resources to help analyze and visualize data across Kansas communities. All Things Kansas is a project of K-State 105.