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Associate Director for Economic Programs

Nick Orsini

Associate Director for Economic Programs, U.S. Census Bureau

Nick Orsini is the associate director for economic programs at the U.S. Census Bureau.

The directorate conducts more than 60 monthly, quarterly, and annual surveys covering various sectors of the economy, including 12 economic indicators and an economic census and census of governments in years ending in two and seven. The directorate also conducts reimbursable surveys for other government agencies, such as the National Science Foundation, the Department of Transportation, the Energy Information Administration, the Department of Education, the Department of Justice, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The economic directorate has more than 1,200 employees and an annual budget of more than $350 million.

Orsini has nearly 30 years of experience working with economic data. He has been chief of both the Economic Indicators and the Manufacturing and Construction divisions. Additionally, as chief of the Foreign Trade Division, he was responsible for developing several advanced indicator measures to improve the quality of the gross domestic product estimate, overseeing the processing and results of millions of import and export transactions each month, developing several innovative data products, and collaborating with other public and private organizations on mutually beneficial projects.

Orsini has received the Department of Commerce’s Gold Medal Award and Silver Medal Award and two Bronze Medal Awards from the Census Bureau for distinguished and superior achievements. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of New Mexico. 

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