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We have identified an issue with the ZIP/ZCTA data in CBB that surfaced on 2/22 due to a change to the API. A fix is underway.

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 3.4
  • Version 3.4
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Version 3.4

Census Business Builder (CBB)

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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 and geographic comparison 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 3.4

Updated Content:

  • Updated quarterly labor force data (through 4th quarter 2020) from the Bureau of Labor Statistics Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages
  • Updated quarterly workforce data (through 1st quarter 2020) from the Quarterly Workforce Indicators
  • Additional data variables from the 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates


New or Revised Features:

  • Data now shown at the state, metro area, county, city/town, ZIP Code, and Census Tract in both editions (Metro area is new)
  • New Industry Cluster feature (in CBB: SBE only) that allows the user to build a cluster of 2 or more industries and view the summarized data for the cluster in the map and report.
  • Other performance and usability improvements


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


Please email us at 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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