Data from the 2007 Economic Census are being released for California. Learn more at a free, half-day Economic Census conference near you. These conferences are open to the public.
Los Angeles, California
Tuesday, June 15, 2010, 9 a.m. - 12 noon
Location: Southern California Association of Governments
818 W. Seventh Street, 12th Floor, Board Room
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Contact: Javier Minjares, (562) 547-0554, firstname.lastname@example.org
Register at www.regonline.com/los_angeles_ca_economic_census_conference
Wednesday, June 16, 2010, 9 a.m. - 12 noon
Wednesday, June 16, 2010, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: County of Riverside Human Resources Department
Center for Governmental Excellence
1115 Spruce Street, Computer Room 14
Riverside, CA 92507
Parking: Free onsite parking
Contact: Michael Razo, Riverside County Economic Development Agency,
(951) 955-9738, MKRAZO@rivcoeda.org
Registration for 9 a.m.: www.regonline.com/riverside_ca_1_economic_census_conference
Registration for 1 p.m.: www.regonline.com/riverside_ca_2_economic_census_conference
Conference Format - hands-on workshop. At designated points in each class, attendees 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.
San Diego, California
Thursday, June 17, 2010, 8 a.m. - 12 noon
Location: San Diego Association of Governments
401 B Street, Suite 800
San Diego, CA 92101
Public Transportation: The SANDAG offices are in the Wells Fargo Building in downtown San Diego, conveniently located one block from San Diego Trolley. Other transit stops are nearby. Participants are encouraged to take public transit.
Parking: A two-hour parking validation in the Wells Fargo parking structure will be provided. Participants who choose this option will need to pay the additional parking fees beyond the 2-hour time frame ($8).
Contact: Cheryl Mason, (619) 699-1951, email@example.com
Register at www.regonline.com/san_diego_ca_economic_census_conference
The conference will cover:
- The range of data about businesses available from the Census Bureau, including both the Economic Census and more frequent data sets
- New features of the data, comparability issues, and qualifications of the data
- Background on the Economic Census: basic concepts and uses of the data
- How the data are classified: NAICS and census geography
- How to access Economic Census data in American FactFinder - very important now that PDFs and other media are no longer provided
- Attendees will have the opportunity to share their own practical applications of the data and learn what others are doing
- Overview of other business data from the Census Bureau including County Business Patterns, Statistics of U.S. Businesses, Quarterly Workforce Indicators, and the Industry Statistics Sampler
The Economic Census is conducted every five years and includes detailed statistics for industries, and information about sales ($ receipts) by industry by city and town geography.
See California data at http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/GQRTable?_bm=y&-geo_id=04000US25&-ds_name=EC0700A1&-_lang=en