material or nonsubstantive change to a currently approved
The Economic Census, conducted under
authority of Title 13 United States Code, is the U.S. Government’s
most comprehensive five-year measure of American business and the
economy. It features the primary source of facts about the
structure and functioning of the Nation’s economy, comprised of the
50 states, offshore areas, and the District of Columbia
(collectively referred to as Stateside) as well as Puerto Rico,
Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S.
Virgin Islands, and American Samoa, (collectively referred to as
Island Areas) and features unique industry and geographic detail.
Economic Census statistics serve as part of the framework for the
national accounts and provide essential information for government,
business, and the public.