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U.S. Census Bureau Releases New Tool for Regional Business and Demographic Research

Posted on 02/03/2016

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A new Web application, Census Business Builder: Regional Analyst Edition External link opens in new window or tab now available in beta, allows users to easily explore data from Census Bureau economic programs and the American Community Survey for a user-defined economic region built from one or more counties.

This second edition of Census Business Builder follows the successful launch of Census Business Builder: Small Business Edition External link opens in new window or tab , which provides statistics for a single type of business and area on the same demographic and economic characteristics as the new edition. A new feature of the regional analyst tool is the ability to build a region from one or more counties and create a report for the entire region and the individual business sectors within the region.

Additional features:

  • Trend charts to identify changes over time for selected data.
  • Ability to compare data with neighboring counties.
  • Downloadable and printable reports with regional summary- and county-level information.

Users are encouraged to provide comments on this beta release by sending their feedback to census.cofb@census.gov External link opens in new window or tab .

Source: United States Census Bureau External link opens in new window or tab (accessed January 26, 2016).