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Economic Census

Media & Trade Press

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.

Keep Your Business Readers Informed!

Publish articles about the data. Feature graphics from Industry and Local Business Snapshots, or use these story ideas to develop an article, and link to our website—

Publish articles about census forms coming. Adapt drop-in text, or use these story ideas to develop your own article, and link to our website— We will update the content available here throughout 2012—see our timeline to the right.

Stay in touch. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and sign up to receive e-mails with periodic updates and messages to pass along to your readers, and with tips on using economic census data.

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
2012 Economic Census.  Your Response Makes a Difference.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Economic Planning and Coordination Division | 1-877-790-1876 | Last Revised: July 22, 2014