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Update June 2019

Beginning with the release of the 2nd Quarter 2019 statistics on July 17, 2019, the format and location of the Business Formation Statistics (BFS) will change. The BFS was first released a research product in the Census Bureau’s Center for Economic Studies in February 2018. The BFS has been redesigned into a formal release to include accompanying visualizations to highlight important trends in the data, and now has a new home among the monthly and quarterly economic indicators released by the Census Bureau. Please see the new BFS website at for a sneak preview and more information on this improvement to the BFS program.


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