Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

ICMA Survey Research Datasets - data files - Penn Libraries data resources: Economic Development

Overview and Current Release Notes

The International City/County Management Association conducts national surveys of all U.S. counties and ~8,000 U.S. municipalities with populations of 2,500 or greater on topics of interest to local governments, including forms of government, economic development, service delivery, and sustainability. The Penn Libraries acquire individual ICMA survey research microdata datasets on a case-by-case basis.

ICMA provides free online access to ICMA Survey Research poll results through the ICMA Survey Results Documents website.

By using your PennKey to access the ICMA data files below, you are agreeing to follow the appropriate-use guidelines on the ICMA Data Licensing Agreement website.
Do not distribute these datasets to other people.

Economic Development survey datasets

An ICMA survey conducted every five years, examining economic development practices in local governments, including economic development funding activities, business retention, business attraction, small business development, accountability, and business incentives. The survey covers topics such as goals, incentives, barriers, tools, and funding

2014Dataset : Economic_Development_2014_Full_Dataset.xls
Questionnaire / Codebook : econ_dev_2014_code_sheet.pdf
Questionnaire / Codebook : Economic_Development_Survey.pdf
Response statistics : Economic_Development_2014_Survey_Response.xls
Other documentation : survey_codes.pdf
2009Dataset : ed2009_part1_full_data_set.xls
Dataset : ed2009_part2_full_data_set.xls
Questionnaire / Codebook : Economic_Development_2009_Survey.pdf
Response statistics : ed2009_Survey_Response_Table.xls
Other documentation : survey_codes.pdf
2004Dataset : ed2004_part1_Full.xls
Dataset : ed2004_part2_Full.xls
Questionnaire / Codebook : Economic_Development_2004_Survey.pdf
Response statistics : ed2004_Survey_Response_Table.xls
Other documentation : survey_codes.pdf
1999Dataset : ed1999p1_Full_set.xls
Dataset : ed1999p2_Full_set.xls
Questionnaire / Codebook : Economic_Development_1999_Survey.pdf
Response statistics : ed1999_Survey_Response_Table.xls
1994Dataset : ed1994_full_data_set.xls
Questionnaire / Codebook : ed1994_Survey_Instrument.pdf
Response statistics : ed1994_Survey_Response_Table.xls
Other documentation : survey_codes.pdf
1989Dataset : ed1989p1_full_data_set.xls
Dataset : ed1989p2_a_full_data_set.xls
Dataset : ed1989p2_b_full_data_set.xls
Dataset : ed1989p3_full_data_set.xls
Questionnaire / Codebook : ed1989_Survey_Instrument.pdf
Response statistics : ed1989_Survey_Response_Table.xls
Other documentation : ICMA_survey_research_data_licensing_agreement.pdf
Other documentation : survey_codes.pdf
1984Dataset : ed1984_full_set.xls
Questionnaire / Codebook : ed1984_survey_instrument.pdf
Other documentation : survey_codes.pdf