YTS Database Info

The Business Dynamics Research Consortium is a public-private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research institute devoted to the study of business performance and economic growth. Operated as a research consortium at the University of Wisconsin System Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship, we are committed to creating data resources and data-driven insights that stimulate research on individual business performance and its impact on overall economic growth.

Building a better economic resource

Your-economy Time Series (YTS)

YTS (Your-economy Time Series) is an annual establishment-level, time series
database used by academic researchers, policy makers, and economic development analysts following companies at their unique locations across the U.S. YTS focuses on establishments that are “in-business” meaning they are intent on conducting commercial activities.

YTS tracks all establishments (and their jobs and sales), including for-profit
(both privately-owned and publicly-traded), non-profits, and government
establishments. YTS is used to power the popular and free economic
resource, as well as the free private equity resource,

At its core, YTS uses the highly verified version of Infogroup Business Historical databases with establishment data from 1997 thru the current year. Each year BDRC also receives complete Infogroup Suspect and Pre-verified databases. We use these large databases to verify and improve the Historical data used in YTS.

Number of data variables for ONE record (establishment) in YTS
Accuracy standard for Infogroup data verification

Data Variable Names

Standard Release List

Aggregated Definitions

Data Guides

YTS Data Description

Intent on being In-business

Methodology Change

Market Segments

Industries (SIC and NAICS)

Known Issues in YTS 2019 Release

Sales Model Update Description

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