“Created by the International Business Center at Michigan State University, globalEDGE™ is a knowledge web-portal that connects international business professionals worldwide to a wealth of information, insights, and learning resources on global business activities.”

Known for their international business research they have now turned their attention to US states. Choose a state and, “In addition to demographic, economic, and historical information on each state, you will find data on corporations with headquarters in each state, and links to state-specific resources.”  SCL Biz found it especially interesting to look at the Foreign Direct Investment information for California (or any state) that includes all the usual stats and a section on the impact of trade on jobs, business, prosperity and revenue. Excellent resource and it’s free.

globalEDGE State Insights