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Economic Census

Franchise Businesses

The Economic Census is the official 5-year measure of American business.

You may be one of the nearly 4 million business owners who received an Economic Census form in December. Read more ›

"Information from the Economic Census illustrates the significant contribution franchise businesses make that touches nearly every U.S. community. The partnership forged between the IFA and the Census Bureau will ensure the high quality and importance of the data from the upcoming 2012 Economic Census."

- Thomas L. Mesenbourg Jr., Acting Director, U.S. Census Bureau

Information for Franchise Owners

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Help Us Get the Word Out

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Franchise Data Highlights

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Key Dates
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

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Economic Planning and Coordination Division | 1-877-790-1876 | Last Revised: April 08, 2013