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Business and Economy
The Business of Manufacturing Snack Foods Before the “Big Game”
Snack foods are big business around popular sporting events.
Don’t Turn the Page on Bookstores
The nation’s 6,045 bookstores are still thriving, serving the needs of students and holiday shoppers looking for that perfect gift.
Franchising is More than Just Fast Food
The 2017 Economic Census Franchise Statistics Report shows there were 498,234 franchise establishments with 9.6 million workers and $1.7 trillion in sales.
Number of Businesses Grow in Metros, Shrink in Micros
There were 637,997 employer businesses in Micropolitan Statistical Areas in 2019, a 0.3% drop since 2017.
Sales of Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters Grew — or Did They?
The new 2017 Economic Census Comparative Statistics and Bridge Statistics reports ensure apple-to-apple comparisons when industry classifications change.
Self-Service Menus in Full-Service Eateries and Other Economic Nuggets
The rollout of the 2017 Economic Census includes intriguing but lesser-known Miscellaneous Subjects with information on businesses not available elsewhere.
Economic Census Goes All Electronic
This year, respondents will have easier and more secure access to the economic census, conducted every five years, through a new, one-stop portal.
Franchising in America: Not Just Fast-Food Restaurants
The 2017 Economic Census is underway. Data from the last survey show franchises play a key role in many industries, from weight-loss centers to car dealers.