The results from the 2010 population Census have been known since last year, but there’s another accounting at hand.
Starting in November, businesses will start to receive forms for the U.S. Economic Census. According to the Census Bureau, more than 4 million businesses – including 38,000 in Mississippi – will receive forms to fill out and return. Responses are due by Feb. 12, 2013.
The Economic Census is taken every five years, and serves the same purpose as the population count: to develop a portrait of American business that’s as comprehensive as possible. Like data from the population count, public policy decisions rely heavily on the information gleaned from the Economic Census. Trade associations, chambers of commerce and businesses themselves use the data to set their policies, too.
To learn more about the Economic Census, click here.