Economic Census: What’s In It for Me?

The mailing of the 2022 Economic Census survey started in early February and many may be wondering how this data being collected benefits them.

The economic census measures employment, payroll and revenue by service or product across the nation’s businesses — invaluable information for overall business strategy and everyday decision-making by governments, economic development organizations and business owners.

The 2022 Economic Census now underway is conducted in 2023 and collects and publishes data for the 2022 reference year. The statistics it collects will cover 19 economic sectors that encompass 910 North American Industry Classification System industries. Businesses asked to participate should respond by March 15.

If you’re one of the more than 4 million business locations that has been selected to respond to the economic census and are still wondering: What’s in it for me?

Continue reading to learn more about:

  • How data from the economic census can help you
  • Additional resources