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U.S. Economic Census -- Free Workshop at UCF, August 11, 2010: Preliminary Agenda

Free half-day workshop provided by staff from the Census Bureau on Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Preliminary Agenda

At designated points in this half-day workshop, attendees will work on their own at a computer to retrieve data from the web in a series of exercises structured to reinforce key concepts, working with data for the local area.

  • 8:15-9:00 Registration in room 223
  • 9:00-9:40 Background on the Economic Census: Basic Concepts and Uses of the Data
    • Scope of the Census; how data were collected; how businesses use the data; how government agencies use the data
    • North American Industry Classification System and Census Geography
    • Introduction to the NAICS system and how it changed for 2007
  • 9:40-10:20 2002 Economic Census Products
    • types of reports; release schedules; employers and nonemployers
  • 10:20-10:35 Break; Reconvene after break in classrooms 235A and 235C
  • 10:35-11:25 Working with Economic Census Data in American FactFinder
    • Accessing data in American FactFinder; comparability issues in assembling time series data; reference materials
  • 11:25-11:30 Return to room 223
  • 11:30-12:00 More Frequent Business Data from the Census Bureau
    • County Business Patterns, Statistics of U.S. Businesses, and more

The afternoon workshop will provide content identical to the morning workshop. Registration will begin at 12:45 PM with the actual training session running 1:30-4:30 PM.