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BDS-High Tech Data

Download experimental Business Dynamics Statistics of U.S. High Tech Industries (BDS-High Tech) data tables below. Variable definitions can be found in the BDS-High Tech Definitions page.


Data Sources

The BDS-High Tech is an experimental product of the U.S. Census Bureau. The BDS-HT was developed by the Center for Economic Studies (CES). The BDS-HT data are compiled from the Longitudinal Business Database (LBD) and the High Tech industry classification. The LBD is a longitudinal database of business establishments and firms with coverage starting in 1976. As industry and occupation classifications change, and additional years of the LBD data become available, the BDS-HT industry classification will be updated as described on the Methodology Page


The Census Bureau has reviewed this data product to ensure appropriate access, use, and disclosure avoidance protection of the confidential source data used to produce this product (Data Management System (DMS) number:  P-7083300, Disclosure Review Board (DRB) approval number: CBDRB-FY23-0507).

Economy-Wide Datasets

Prior Versions of BDS-High Tech

The year t release replaces the year t-1 release e.g. the 2021 release (1978-2021) replaces the 2020 release (1978-2020). Please contact us if interested in prior releases.


Questions?  Contact us at ces.bds@census.gov.

Page Last Revised - October 6, 2023
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