It happens only once every five years: The U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of the Census surveys American businesses to get a clearer picture of how the economic landscape in America has shifted.
And it's time now, once again. If you are one of the 5 million business owners who received an Economic Census package in December, remember to return your completed forms by February 12, 1998, to make sure your business is represented in the "big picture."
Starting in early 1999 and continuing for more than two years, Census results will be issued in a number of printed reports, on CD-ROM and on the Internet. For more information about the Census, its data collection procedures and its findings, visit the U.S. Census Bureau's Web site at http://www.census.gov/econ97