ERIC Number: ED484441
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Feb
Montana: 2002. 2002 Economic Census. Educational Services, Geographic Area Series. EC02-61A-MT
US Department of Commerce
The economic census furnishes an important part of the framework for such composite measures as the gross domestic product estimates, input/output measures, production and price indexes, and other statistical series that measure short-term changes in economic conditions. Specific uses of economic census data include the following: Policymaking agencies of the federal government use the data to monitor economic activity and to assess the effectiveness of policies; State and local governments use the data to assess business activities and tax bases within their jurisdictions and to develop programs to attract business; Trade associations study trends in their own and competing industries, which allows them to keep their members informed of market changes; and Individual businesses use the data to locate potential markets and to analyze their own production and sales performance relative to industry or area averages. Appended are: (1) Explanation of Terms; (2) NAICS Codes, Titles, and Descriptions; (3) Coverage and Methodology; (4) Geographic Notes; and (5) Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Washington, DC. Economics and Statistics Administration.