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History of the 1997 Economic Census

back Every 5 years, the economic census profiles the US economy every 5 years, from the national to the local level.

The History of the 1997 Economic Census presents in detail the many stages in planning and execution of the most recent census.

Topics in the 1997 history include

Planning ... the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) ... Questionnaires ... Promotion ... Geography ... Mailout, Collection, and Processing ... Outlying Areas ... Transportation ... Publication and Data Integration

The Evolution of the U. S. Economic Census: The Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries shows how the economic census has changed to reflect growing industrialization and the spread of communications in the United States since the early 19th century.

For more information about the economic census, visit the GIQ Economic Census Sympoisium. Topics in the GIQ Symposium include:

Determining Economic Census Content ... NAICS ... Conducting the Economic Census ... Dissemination ... Public and Private Sector Uses ... History

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