Open government data powers software applications that help businesses make informed decisions, create new services, and reach new customers.

While we can’t and don’t endorse specific apps, below are just a few examples of government, citizen, and business tools that: use open government data from the United States; are accessible, vetted, and available; and are, for the majority, free and do not require registration to use. Submit Business application suggestions at Contact Business and see more examples of applications made with open government data at

Web Applications Awards Search

This app allows users to search the SBIR awards database by agency, keyword, and year.

Small Business Standards

Dynamic Small Business Search (DSBS)

Labor Wage Statistics

Labor Wage Statistics uses statistics provided by the Department of Labor to help with future career choices.

National Compensation Survey

Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey



Base Directory (Military)

Search more than 15,000 establishments on U.S. Military bases around the world. Open Government Data Used: Military Bases National

Food & Nutrition Applications