US Census Bureau


Guide to the
1997 Economic Census


The Economic Census provides a detailed portrait of the Nation's economy once every five years, from the national to the local level.

The 1997 Economic Census covers nearly all of the U.S. economy in its basic collection of establishment statistics. There also are several related programs, including statistics on minority- and women-owned businesses. Censuses of agriculture and governments are conducted at the same time.

Results from the census are available on the Internet and on CD-ROM. Only a few summary reports have been issued in print.

This guide primarily describes the products of the 1997 Economic Census. To see changes coming in the future, see the Guide to the 2002 Economic Census.
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