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Live and recorded classes led by Census Bureau instructors on a variety of topics.

Business & Economy Resources

View Census Academy resources about the topic of Business & Economy including Data Gems, courses, and webinars.

Business & Economy Data Gems

When to Use QuickFacts, a Tool That Gets You Data Fast!
If you are looking for popular current statistics, QuickFacts is a good place to start.
USA Trade Online Data Tool
Follow along with this Data Gem, where we show you how to track international trade commodities over time using the data tool, USA Trade Data.
Locate and Analyze your Customers and Market with CBB
Learn to select and visualize variables for your industry which enable you to evaluate ideal locations, learn about your customer base, and more.
How to Access Retail Sales Data for the Nation and States
In this Data Gem, we demonstrate the Monthly State Retail Sales Tool, which easily allows you to compare year-over-year retail data by sector.
How to Access, Map, and Compare Detailed Veteran Data
Learn how to access our tables that contain veteran data, including the Veteran Profile from the ACS and the veteran business ownership data from the ABS.
PART 2: How to Create an Area Comparison Analysis to Visualize Jobs
Learn how to visualize the comparison of the counts of workers employed or living in each area within your primary selected area in OnTheMap.
How to Access Income Data Tables and Reports from the CPS ASEC
This Data Gem covers some basic information about how different types of income (personal, household, and family) are measured.
How to Access Poverty Data Tables and Reports from the CPS ASEC
This Data Gem also helps you understand what data are found in the Official Poverty Measure versus the Supplemental Poverty Measure.
How to Use the COVID-19 Data Hub
This Data Gem will explore the new COVID-19 Hub and the resource page developed by the Census Bureau.

Business & Economy Courses

Business & Economy Webinars

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Annual Business Survey Data and How to Find It on data.census.gov

In this webinar event, our presenter will briefly cover what ABS data are available through data.census.gov, and walk through navigating the platform.

Workforce and Small Business

This webinar will provide an overview of the Quarterly Workforce Indicators that includes employment, job creation, earnings and other measures of employment.

County Business Patterns & Census Business Builder

This webinar will provide an overview of County Business Patterns (CBP) and a demonstration of Census Business Builder (CBB).

International Trade

This webinar will provide an overview of the international trade program, which provides detailed information on over 9,000 export commodities.

Resources to Boost Innovation & Competitiveness for U.S. Manufacturers

Join the conversation with three advanced technology manufacturers that have leveraged manufacturing innovation institutes and federal data resources.

Econ Census Island Areas

This webinar will provide an overview of the Economic Census of Island Areas, conducted every five years, which profiles U.S., national and local economies.

Using LED Tools for Special Research Projects to Inform Customers

This presentation will share how the North Carolina Labor and Economic Analysis Division leverages LED research tools to answer questions about their economy.

Exploring Census Data: Small Business

Learn about employment and payroll data for employer businesses and revenue data for nonemployer businesses.

Charting the Course in a Shifting Economy

Join us with a discussion on factors that will impact capital markets, small business exporters, and the world economy.

Exploring Census Data: Race & Ethnicity

This webinar includes a live demonstration on how to find key data and resources connected to race and ethnicity.

Respondiendo al Censo Económico en Puerto Rico (en español)

Este seminario en línea, completamente en español, se enfocará en los establecimientos en Puerto Rico y la importancia de su respuesta.

Exploring Census Data: Emergency Management

Presenters will dive into business and demographic programs to understand the community in order to plan and manage emergencies.

The Importance of Off-Farm Income to the Agriculture Economy

Off-farm jobs are critically important, as the agricultural economy has evolved over the past half century to benefit connected and diverse communities.

Exploring Census Data: Using Census Data to Guide Business Decisions

Presenters dive into business expense data along with information on the workers within business sectors.

Planning to Expand

Join the Census Bureau as we explore the data products that can help you prepare for expansion.

What do Unions do? Wages, Incentives, and Investments

Speaker: Liu Yang, University of Maryland

2022 Economic Census Informational Webinar

Our webinar introduces the 2022 Economic Census including information requested and how you, as a trusted voice, can help promote response in your communities.

How to Make a Data-Driven Business Plan Using Census Bureau Data

This webinar will guide attendees through the key economic surveys and programs that will be helpful in forming a business plan.

2023 Commercial Outlook Businesses, Banks, and International Trade

Join our discussion on factors that will impact capital markets, small business exporters, and the world economy.

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