The Company Statistics Division prepared this report. Charles A. Funk, Assistant Division Chief for Surveys and Programs, was responsible for the overall planning, management, and coordination. Primary assistance for planning and implementation were under the direction of Valerie C. Mastalski, Chief, Business Investment Branch, assisted by Venita Holland, Demetrius Lambeth, and Sara Prebble, Section Chiefs, Business Investment Branch. Primary staff assistance was provided by Ayub Abdallah, Sergey Adamenko, Ebenezer Amoako, Kevin Ball, Linda Gaich, William Gainor, JungJin Kang, Spencer Knoll, Dimitrios Leondaridis, Jonathan Miller, Conrad Munger, Madelyn Nieves, Omar Nix, Mabel Ocasio, Sherrita Powell, Renaldo Simpson, Alan Tominack, and Justin Wilson. Additional assistance was provided by Brian Bonner, Marcie Wells Brimer, Laura Dekovich, Andrew Goad, Josefina Hicho, and Patrick Staley.
General direction for statistical methodology was provided by Carol Caldwell, Assistant Division Chief for Research and Methodology, and James W. Hunt, Chief, Statistical Research and Methods Branch. Jeffrey L. Dalzell, Jared Martin, Will Chappelle, and Beth Newman developed and implemented the sample design, nonresponse adjustment and estimation methodology.
Data Processing Team Lead for Economic Programs, Christine Moseley, coordinated iCADE data capture and Centurion. Primary assistance was provided by Amanda Racer and Lauren Cecilio. Shelley Karlsson, Chief, Mailout and Data Capture Branch, coordinated survey mailout and data collection with Christopher Berbert, Section Chief. Primary assistance was provided by Loretta Brawner and Michael Zabelsky.
The staff of the National Processing Center, Angela Feldman-Harkins, Assistant Division Chief for Processing, performed mailout preparation and receipt operations, clerical and analytical review activities, and data entry.
The Economic Programming Division, Kenneth Keer, Chief, Manufacturing and Company Statistics Branch, developed and implemented computer processing systems. Nestor Baez Jr., Supervisory Computer Specialist Systems Analyst, supervised the preparation of computer programs. Stephen Potemkin was responsible for frame creation and sample selection. Megha Singal and Kristy Harley were assigned primary programming responsibilities.
Finally, a special acknowledgment is due to the many businesses whose cooperation was essential to the success of this report.
If you have any questions concerning the statistics in this report, call 301-763-3324.