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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 4.3
  • Version 4.3
  • Overview
  • Instructional Flyers
  • Webinars
  • Help & FAQs
  • Known Issues & Comments
Version 4.3

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Small Business Edition is primarily for small business owners who need key data for their business plan or to better understand their potential market. It presents data for a single type of business or a single industry cluster at a time.

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Regional Analyst Edition is primarily for chambers of commerce and regional planning staff who need a broad portrait of the people and businesses in their service area. It presents data for all sectors of the economy and for a user-defined region made up of one or more areas.

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.
  • Optimized for your smartphone or tablet.

What's New in Version 4.3

  • Beta Prebuilt regions in RAE featuring SBA HubZones, HUD Opportunity Zones, and NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs).
  • Updated BLS data up to 2021 Q4.


View flyers that provide an Overview of the Small Business and Regional Analyst Editions of CBB.


Please email us at census.cofb@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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