Written by: Bill Bostic
The 2012 Economic Census is now in full swing and businesses throughout the U.S. have received the questionnaire. On Jan. 24, 2013, at 1 p.m. EST, we will host our second webinar. This hour-long instructional webinar provides information for businesses who are preparing to respond to the 2012 Economic Census. The webinar will cover the following topics:
- Your reporting options, including our NEW Direct Internet Reporting system and a demo of this tool
- Tours of the Business Help Site and business.census.gov websites
- Materials available to help make reporting easier
- Information for associations, chambers of commerce, and the media to use to promote response to the economic census
No preregistration is required. For more information on how to participate, visit the webinar page at business.census.gov/webinar.
Our first economic census webinar was held on Oct. 11, 2012, and focused on why businesses should respond to the 2012 Economic Census and how industry organizations could assist them. If you missed the first webinar, you can find links to the presentation and other materials at business.census.gov/webinar.
Forms went out to nearly 4 million businesses, including large, medium and small companies representing all U.S. locations and industries. To create a snapshot of the American economy, the census asks businesses to provide basic information on revenue, employment and payroll, and industry-specific topics such as the products and services they provide.
This information provides reliable business statistics that are essential to understanding the American economy. Businesses use economic census data to compare their operations to industry norms, find markets, and to inform key decisions, including are your employees as productive as the industry average?
Mark your calendar now, and find out why response makes a difference!