Most recent surveys area available through the American FactFinder interface. The Census Bureau is in the process of digitizing older publications. Click the "Historical data" link on the left to identify which years are available.
This page lists Economic Census publications owned by the SDSU library. All titles are located in Government Publications(3rd floor, Love Library), except where noted.
The Economic Census is a collection of statistics on various parts of the United States economy. It began in 1810 with a few questions about manufactured products and expanded over the years to become a series of separate reports covering industries, sectors, and other subjects. These recent reports include data on the number of establishments (or companies), number of employees, payroll, and the measure of output (sales, receipts, revenue, value of shipments, or value of construction work done). The Economic Censuses is now taken every five years, in years ending in 2 and 7. For more detailed overview of the history of the Economic Census, please see History of the 1997 Economic Census, Appendix B.