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Census Business Builder (CBB)

The Census Business Builder (CBB) is a suite of services that provide selected demographic and economic data from the Census Bureau tailored to specific types of users in a simple to access and use format.

Version 5.0
  • Version 5.0
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Version 5.0

Census Business Builder offers key data in a user-friendly interface.

Key Features

  • Easy to use menus and Search tools to select the location you’d like to research and nearly all types of businesses
  • Interactive maps to browse and download data about the selected area and type of businesses
  • A customizable dashboard that includes time series, geographic comparison, and geographic ranking charts
  • Interactive and downloadable reports (including charts) that can be easily incorporated into your research

What's New in Version 5.0

  • Beta Prebuilt regions featuring SBA HubZones, HUD Opportunity Zones, and NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs)
  • Combined RAE and SBE into one version: CBB 5.0
  • Updated the code and look and feel
  • Optimized dashboard variable queries
  • Simple industry select list. Users can now select industries from simplified lists instead of the tree view
  • The “Reference Layers” map action now indicates the number of currently applied reference layers when collapsed
  • Links to NAICS information. When selecting industries, users can now easily open a link to more information for any given NAICS code
  • Legend configuration settings are now visible on the main legend rather than within a settings panel on the legend
  • Added Natural Breaks classification method
  • Added list of industries in cluster under cluster name
  • Implemented single click selection for region
  • Updated Splash page and added Application Tour
  • Allow users to select geography by clicking on Geo Ranking chart bars


View flyers that provide an Overview of Census Business Builder.


Please email us at ewd.outreach@census.gov with your feedback on the tool, including what you like about it as well as what changes you’d like to see in future versions.


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