The U.S. Census Bureau, along with state and local officials, will mark the two-year countdown to the 2010 Census with the grand opening of its Detroit Regional Census Center in downtown Detroit’s Stroh River Place. The event signals the beginning of a massive outreach campaign to partner with local officials, community leaders and businesses to ensure an accurate count of the population in 2010.
Detroit is one of 12 regional offices that will open a regional census center, with local offices to follow later this fall. The Detroit Regional Census Center will be the hub of census activity for parts of the Midwest, including employing 35,000 to 40,000 temporary workers at the height of census operations.
Monday, March 31, 9 a.m. (EDT)
U.S. Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, Michigan 13th District
Keith Cooley, director, Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth
Robert Ficano, executive, Wayne County
Mr. Eddie McDonald, deputy, City of Detroit
Kenneth Cockrel Jr., president, Detroit City Council
John Stroh III, president/lessor, Stroh River Place
Marilia Matos, associate director, Field Operations, U.S. Census Bureau
Dwight Dean, regional director, Detroit Regional Office, U.S. Census Bureau.
Stroh River Place
300 River Place
Note: There will be a continental breakfast available at 8 a.m. and tours of the regional census center begin at 10:15 a.m. The Detroit region covers three states -- Michigan, Ohio and West Virginia.