BEA Economic Areas

“BEA’s economic areas define the relevant regional markets surrounding metropolitan or micropolitan statistical areas. They consist of one or more economic nodes – metropolitan or micropolitan statistical areas that serve as regional centers of economic activity – and the surrounding counties that are economically related to the nodes.”

BEAeconareamap(click for BEA’s enlarged version)

Annual income data by area for 1979-2008 can be found through the BEA’s interactive Bearfacts map.

[Map via Bureau of Economic Analysis]

The Long Now Foundation

“The Long Now Foundation hopes to provide counterpoint to today’s “faster/cheaper” mind set and promote “slower/better” thinking. We hope to creatively foster responsibility in the framework of the next 10,000 years.”

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