May 18, 2020 at 12:04 PM
The 2020 Census may be the last thing on businesses minds right now, but it is more important than ever to complete the Census for an accurate count and the most benefits for your business and community. The deadline for applying, which is normally in late July, has been pushed back to mid-August due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We would like to remind businesses, especially landlords to reach out to employees and tenants to make sure they’ve completed their census form. Here are a few benefits that a complete count will have on businesses and our community!
Provide the basis for distributing grants for economic development and inform business decisions, such as local business expansion.
Create projections of growth and help you identify prime locations to open new operations or shut old ones.
Help business owners enhance hiring practices and identify skilled workers.
Offer valuable information on your customer base, including income levels, household size, and homeownership, which can further inform business strategies such as pricing and locations.
Determine how much funding your community receives and its representation in government.