In June 2016, the Census Bureau approved four new Research Data Center (RDC) branches.
These new locations will become the 27th, 28th, 29th, and 30th locations in the system that currently supports over 200 research projects and over 600 researchers. The University of Texas-Austin will establish a branch of the Texas RDC. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will establish a branch of the Chicago RDC. Georgetown University will establish a branch of the Census Bureau Headquarters RDC. The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia will establish a branch of the Penn State RDC. These locations are expected to open their doors to researchers by the end of 2017.