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Smart Sectors

Sector Snapshots

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What are Sector Snapshots?

The sector snapshots tool is a new, interactive, web-based application that provides environmental and economic information about several industries participating in EPA’s Smart Sectors program. The sector snapshots application employs a novel approach by assembling a range of environmental and economic data from different publicly-available sources to provide an integrated, easy–to–understand picture for each sector over the last 20 years. Read the press release that launched the snapshots here and the press release that announced the automotive manufacturing snapshot here.

Features Include:

Each sector snapshot includes three components:

  • A home page that allows users to browse general graphics: high-level contextual information about the sector.
  • An interactive chart viewer with environmental indicators and economic information for the sector over time. It allows users to analyze sector-level trends, and compare environmental indicators to economic benchmarks. Users can also toggle to display recessions and other relevant events for each sector.
  •  A summary page that provides high-level narrative about the sector’s operations and offers users a variety of links to additional information.