In November and December 2012, millions of businesses across America will receive an Economic Census form. You can provide information about how their efforts will help your community or your industry — and their business.
To have an impact, information about the Economic Census needs to reach business people in as many different ways and as often as possible from now through February 2013.
Talk about it. In your meetings, let your members know the census is coming. Use our fact sheet [pdf] to tell them how the Economic Census benefits your industry or community.
E-mail your members, starting this summer. Let them know what to expect in the 2012 Economic Census.
Prepare your staff. Your staff can better assist your members or clients if they have our fact sheet [pdf] about the Economic Census.
Link to our website. Direct your members to information and uses of Census Bureau Economic Statistics at business.census.gov.
Make a statement. Ask your president to make a public statement endorsing the Economic Census because of its benefits to your industry or community. Issue a press release or write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper. Please e-mail us a copy.
|What Businesses Need to Hear from You...and When|
|Any time||Economic Census collects data that benefits your business|
|Nov 2012||Economic Census forms coming to some businesses in November, most in mid December|
|Dec 2012||Watch for your form|
|Jan 2013||Complete your form. Your industry / community is counting on you|
|Feb 12, 2013||Forms due. In a pinch? 30-day extensions are available|