Did you know there is a web site to help businesses understand the economic census and how it benefits them?
The site includes economic snapshots of selected industries and business facts and ratios about every industry.
The Economic Census data sheds light on industry specialization, company size, and the relationship of expenses to receipts. It also allows businesses to gauge the competition, calculate the market share, determine new site locations and evaluate new business opportunities.
The economic census is conducted every five years, and data from the 2007 Economic Census will be published starting in early 2009, and continuing with more detailed publications over the following 2 years.