The government wants to make your life easier…well, at least in terms of finding government data. Data.gov, spurred by President Obama’s Open Government Initiative, aims to improve access to Federal data. The site is regularly adding new data but right now you can access datasets about business, states, health, and more. Check it out and you might find some interesting statistics that may help with your business plan or the direction of your business. You might also be interested in exploring these two other government data sites: Recovery.gov (shows how Recovery Act monies are being spent) and USASpending.gov (shows Federal grants and contracts spending).