CNMI Economic Census 2017

  • Retail Trade Is the Top Sector in the Five U.S. Territories
    • “The retail trade sector has more establishments than any other sector in all five U.S. territories, mirroring the economy of the United States.

      The U.S. Census Bureau recently released results from the 2017 Economic Census for U.S. territories: American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, which are covered by the 2017 Economic Census of Island Areas.”

  • About the Economic Census
    • Every five years, the U.S. Census Bureau collects extensive statistics about businesses that are essential to understanding the American economy. This official count, better known as the Economic Census, serves as the foundation for the measurement of U.S. businesses and their economic impact. As part of the Census Bureau’s mission to provide timely information on the health of the U.S. economy, this “business” census serves as the most extensive collection of data related to business activity. Nearly 4 million businesses, large, medium and small, covering most industries and all geographic areas of the United States will receive surveys tailored to their primary business activity.
      • Starting with this Economic Census, respondents will use an online, secure portal to respond making filing easier while at the same time improving data quality and reducing costs. Small companies located in the U.S. territories will have a paper option available, including a Spanish version for Puerto Rico.

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