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Promoting Small Businesses: Introducing Census Business Builder

The U.S. Census Bureau provides a wealth of data that business owners can use to help them make informed decisions, but accessing these data can be difficult for many.

This webinar will feature the recently released Census Business Builder: Small Business Edition. This new web tool makes it much easier for users to access and use these data in an intuitive, map-based interface. Participants will learn how to navigate the tool and to maximize its usefulness.

The webinar is not only intended for small business owners themselves but also staff of local organizations who work directly with entrepreneurs and small business owners to help their businesses grow and research organizations.

Andrew Hait, Program Planning & Data User Outreach Liaison, Economy-Wide Statistics Division, Census Bureau

Understanding the CTE Statistics Program

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), within the U.S. Department of Education, supports a program to collect and report information on career and technical education (CTE, formerly known as “vocational education”). This webinar will provide an in-depth briefing on NCES’ CTE Statistics program, including a historical overview of the Center’s efforts to collect CTE information, current collection and reporting strategies, and plans for future data collection and reporting. Attendees will learn about strategies to operationally define CTE and CTE participants, the “derived data system” used to produce CTE statistics, and how to access the data and statistics from this system.

Lisa Hudson, Education Statistician, National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education

Accessing Regional Data: Bureau of Economic Analysis

This webinar will provide an in-depth briefing on BEA’s regional data programs. Attendees will learn about BEA’s measures of economic activity at the state, county and metro-area levels. After a brief overview of how these measures are put together, the session will review the regional section of BEA’s website and provide insights on how to access the full range of regional economic statistics, including gross domestic product, personal income, and the new measures of regional price parities and personal consumption by state.

Nicholas Empey, Chief, DAS Group, Regional Economic Directorate, Bureau of Economic Analysis

Measuring America: Your Guide to Accessing the Data Tools

This presentation will review how to access the most frequently used tools for accessing Census Bureau data. We will talk about the data that are available and at what geographic level within each of the tools. We will also compare the same data topics across tools to demonstrate how similar results display.

Kim Brown, Training Specialist, U.S. Census Bureau