State and Local Uses of the Economic Census

The current U.S. House of Representatives FY2012 budget proposal for the Bureau of the Census would jeopardize the 2012 Economic Census, a detailed survey of U.S. businesses that occurs every five years. At a September 26 briefing organized by the American Economic Association, Bill Shobe spoke about the importance of the Economic Census for state and local governments.

For more information:

The AEA briefing web page

The 2012 Economic Census page


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