Resources for determining size within a specific geographic/market area.
How big is the target market? How much growth is expected?
Here are some free online resources specific to Maryland and Salisbury, Maryland:
Maryland - Department of Business & Economic Development - Facts & Stats - Rankings; Major Employers; Demographics; Employment; Geography; Quality of Life; Economy; Taxes; and, Snapshot
Maryland - Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation - Labor force statistics; Industry information; Occupation projections and outlooks; Wage data; Who's Working in Maryland; and, more
Maryland Economic Development Directory - “A directory of websites with significant information for site seekers -- site selection consultants, real estate departments, business people. Locations for industrial/commercial sites, buildings, offices and retail locations.”
Maryland State Data Center (Maryland Department of Planning) - "The SDC [State Data Center] monitors development trends, analyzes social, economic and other characteristics and prepares population, housing, employment, labor force, and income projections, which provide the baseline for planning for growth and development in the State." Access: 2010 Census Data; American Community Survey; Estimates for population, migration, and housing and residential development; Projections to 2040; Jobs and Income data; Maps/GIS; and, Census of Agriculture for Maryland/Economic Census
Salisbury University - The Office of University Analysis, Reporting & Assessment - For college student population demographics in Salisbury
Salisbury-Wicomico Economic Development (SWED) - Helps develop the economy and promotes small business development for Wicomico County, MD. Provides data on business, community, demographics, real estate, agriculture, and more.