The Economic Census is the U.S. Government's official five-year measure of American business and the economy. It is conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, and response is required by law.
In October through December 2012, forms were mailed to nearly 4 million businesses, including large, medium and small companies representing all U.S. locations and industries. Respondents were asked to provide a range of operational and performance data for their companies.
As part of the U.S. Census Bureau's mission to measure America's economy, the current Economic Census is being conducted for the year ending December 2012.
Response to the Economic Census is important for your industry, your community and your business.
Your trade association and chamber of commerce rely on information from the Census for economic development and business decisions. See the statistics ›
Government agencies, analysts and business organizations nationwide also rely on Census information for planning and key economic reports. See how Census statistics are used ›
Information provided by the Economic Census can also help you support decisions and planning for your own business. Learn how our statistics can help your business ›
If you receive an Economic Census form, your response is required by law.
The Economic Census provides detailed statistics that are important for industries and communities. Trade associations, chambers of commerce, and businesses rely on this information for economic development, business decisions, and strategic planning. Read More ›