Economic Census Information You Can Use at business.census.gov
This fall, 13,000 businesses in the District of Columbia will receive 2012 Economic Census forms from the U.S. Census Bureau. Selected companies will receive forms in October, but most will get them in December.
Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke has called this census “indispensable to understanding America’s economy.” Taken every five years, the Economic Census “assures the accuracy of the statistics we rely on for sound economic policy and for successful business planning,” said Bernanke.
There are a lot of interesting facts from the last Economic Census, available about the Washington, DC area at business.census.gov. Examples there illustrate how Census Bureau economic statistics are used by local businesses for marketing and planning, as well as by government agencies and researchers.