Louis Stokes Wing
325 Superior Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44114
Manager: Don Boozer
About the Department
Small business professionals, owners, investors, job-seekers, and researchers turn to the Business, Economics, and Labor department when they want answers. This department provides a wealth of information on topics including accounting, careers, currency, real estate, statistics, trade, stocks, and more.
Cleveland was the center of the political universe when the Republican National Convention was in town, but the election season is still in full swing. Below is a small selection of recent additions to the Business, Economics & Labor collection to let you explore the political spectrum — right, left, and center — as well as the economic history (past and present) of America from a new perspective (including a nod to Alexander Hamilton, our currenly-being-celebrated founder on Broadway). Just click on the title to find the book in our catalog or to place a hold:
- America’s fiscal constitution: its triumph and collapse by William H. White
- Campaigns that shook the world: the evolution of public relations by Danny Rogers
- The founders and finance: how Hamilton, Gallatin, and other immigrants forged a new economy by Thomas K. McCraw
- Founding finance: how debt, speculation, foreclosures, protests, and crackdowns made us a nation by William Hogeland
- Hamilton’s blessing: the extraordinary life and times of our national debt by John Steele Gordon
- Insurgent democracy: the Nonpartisan League in North American politics by Michael Lansing
- Nation on the take: how big money corrupts our democracy and what we can do about it by Wendell Potter
- Rewriting the rules of the American economy: an agenda for growth and shared prosperity by Joseph E. Stiglitz
- Saving America: how garage entrepreneurs grow small firms into large fortunes by Roger D. Blackwell
- The scandal of money: why Wall Street recovers but the economy never does by George F. Gilder
- Sleeping giant: how the new working class will transform America by Tamara Draut
- Spin: how politics has the power to turn marketing on its head by Clive Veroni
The Business, Economics and Labor Collection
The Cleveland Public Library houses one of the country’s most extensive online collections of business directories and databases. These are typically premium subscription resources to which we purchase access on your behalf. These powerful research tools are free to valid cardholders. Some require a CPL library card, some a library card from a participating CLEVNET library, and for others you must come to the Library in person. Many resources can be accessed online. If you need assistance using these tools, please contact us.
- Careers: industry and company profiles, job descriptions, education and training requirements, wages, career guides.
- Entrepreneurship: How to start a business, demographics, market outlook, directories of suppliers and venture capitalists. Free programs for developing a business.
- Cleveland Company Profiles: Comprehensive collection of newspaper clippings, annual reports, and other materials on local businesses.
- Companies and Industries: Make well-informed business decisions with online databases, databases for in-library use only, and print resources.
- Foreign Trade: Directories and references for exporters, agents, distributors, wholesalers, and world banks.
- Labor and Management: Current and historical labor statistics, earnings, productivity. Human resources, business operations, and board relations are just some of the topics covered in the management collection.
- Personal Wealth: Live debt-free, learn how to budget or invest, and improve your credit rating.
- Transportation: Historical and current material on railroads, waterways, airlines, public transportation.