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Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents… the Economic Census NCLA Government Resources Section J...
<ul><li>How much of your reference work is  done in support of regional economic development? </li></ul>
Making Cities Stronger Public Library Contributions to Local Economic Development <ul><li>The  Making Cities Stronger  rep...
Outline <ul><li>Definition & description </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits and limitations </li></ul><ul><li>How to find data </l...
Definition & Description <ul><li>Data sets comprised of domestic economic data organized by industry and geography </li></...
Benefits & Limitations <ul><li>Benefits: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reliable </li></ul></ul><ul...
Sector States MA's Counties Places ZIP Codes 21:  Mining X 22: Utilities X X 23: Construction X 31-33: Manufacturing X X X...
Benefits & Limitations <ul><li>Limitations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Data dribbles out </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Domestic op...
Roll-out Dates for 2007 Economic Census Mary G. Scanlon
Excluded Industries <ul><li>11 </li></ul><ul><li>482 </li></ul><ul><li>525 </li></ul><ul><li>6111-6113 </li></ul><ul><li>8...
Where to Find the Data <ul><li>U. S. Bureau of the Census at  www.census.gov </li></ul>Mary G. Scanlon
How the Data is Organized & Reported <ul><li>By primary industry </li></ul><ul><li>North American Industrial Classificatio...
NAICS North American Industrial Classification System <ul><li>Classification system for industry groups </li></ul><ul><li>...
NAICS North American Industrial Classification System <ul><li>51   Information </li></ul><ul><li>511   Publishing Industri...
NAICS 2007 Sectors (Sample) <ul><li>23 </li></ul><ul><li>31 - 33 </li></ul><ul><li>42 </li></ul><ul><li>44 - 45 </li></ul>...
Terms & Considerations <ul><li>Companies vs. Establishments </li></ul><ul><li>Value of Shipments, Receipts, Contracts </li...
Questions? <ul><li>Are you ready to move into the case study? </li></ul>Mary G. Scanlon
Case Study <ul><li>Earlier this month, the NC legislature considered a bill that would protect pharmaceutical companies fr...
Case Study <ul><li>From data to information: </li></ul><ul><li>Industry size </li></ul><ul><li>Industry growth rate </li><...
Case Study - Process <ul><li>Identify NAICS code </li></ul><ul><li>Locate data </li></ul><ul><li>Convert data to informati...
Identify the NAICS Code
Identify the NAICS Code Mary G. Scanlon
Locate the Data
Locate the Data Mary G. Scanlon
Locate the Data Mary G. Scanlon
Locate the Data Mary G. Scanlon
NC Pharmaceutical Industry From data to information <ul><li>NC Industry size: $18.5 Bil (2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Number of...
Tools: Print & Download Mary G. Scanlon
In Excel Mary G. Scanlon Geography Number of employer establishments Number of paid employees for pay period including Mar...
NC Pharmaceutical Industry From data to information <ul><li>North Carolina is the nation’s second largest producing state ...
NC Pharmaceutical Industry From data to information <ul><li>Industry growth between 2002 and 2007: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>V...
NC Pharmaceutical Industry From data to information <ul><li>Review of Information in the Quick Report: </li></ul><ul><li>I...
Locating Data Beyond the Quick Report Mary G. Scanlon
Locating Data Beyond the Quick Report Mary G. Scanlon
Locating Data Beyond the Quick Report Mary G. Scanlon
Locating Data Beyond the Quick Report Mary G. Scanlon
Information Available in the Detailed Data Sets <ul><li>Selection of HR-related items reported: </li></ul><ul><li>Number o...
Information Available in the Detailed Data Sets <ul><li>Selection of operational items reported: </li></ul><ul><li>Cost of...
Information Available in the Detailed Data Sets <ul><li>Cost Structure and Key Inputs:  </li></ul><ul><li>Wages, salaries ...
Information Available in the Detailed Data Sets <ul><li>Uses of pro-forma financial statements and industry ratios: </li><...
Using the Economic Census <ul><li>Conclusion: </li></ul><ul><li>The Economic Census provides valuable data that supports b...
Using the Economic Census <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul><ul><li>Contact Info: </li></ul><ul><li>Mary Scanlon  </li></ul><ul...
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This presentation was given to the Gov\'t. Resources Section of NCSLA on June 15, 2011 as part of their &quot;Help! I\'m an Accidental Gov\'g Info Librarian&quot; in which I talk about the value of the Economic Census as a resource.

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  • The economic census is a valuable tool that can be used in providing that support. Mary G. Scanlon
  • 550 different forms, a census (not a sample) Mary G. Scanlon
  • Data for companies without employees is reported elsewhere. This is important for industries like dry cleaners, used car dealerships, accountants, attorneys, and others with a high level of solo practitioners. Mary G. Scanlon
  • NAICS is roughly equal to LOC subject headings Mary G. Scanlon
  • Most commercial publishers operate at the 4, 5 or 6-digit level Mary G. Scanlon
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  • Note the inset about the data being released on a flow basis. Mary G. Scanlon
  • Data is reported for the US and states, arranged in alphabetical order. We can’t see all the states on this screen. Mary G. Scanlon
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  • You can print or download the search results. Download into Excel using the csv option (comma separated values) Mary G. Scanlon
  • Use Excel’s sort feature to rank order the states by size of industry, and it’s math functions to calculate percent of total and percent change. Mary G. Scanlon
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  • Use the 2002 Quick Report Mary G. Scanlon
  • Summarize what we’ve learned from the Quick Reports for 2002 and 2007. Uses: monitoring regional or state economy, predicting tax revenue, estimating future infrastructure requirements. Mary G. Scanlon
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  • Notice all the NAICS codes listed at the 6-digit level; they take up 471 pages. Use the filter option to get to the data you want. Mary G. Scanlon
  • Notice all the NAICS codes listed; they take up 471 pages. Use the filter option to get to the data you want. Mary G. Scanlon
  • Now you have the 1 NAICS code that your patron wants. Download this into Excel. This only shows the first handful of columns of data – if you scroll to the right you’ll see much more. Notice how many more columns there are in the detailed data set. Mary G. Scanlon
  • With this data, one could calculate average pay per worker, fringe benefits as a % of total payroll, increases in health insurance costs, etc. Mary G. Scanlon
  • These are national figures, but NC is 2 nd largest producer and employer. One could study the energy or capital-intensity of an industry and compare it to other industries. Mary G. Scanlon
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  • Data in the detailed data sets can be used to construct pro-forma financial statements and calculate industry ratios. All of these activities supports regional economic developement Mary G. Scanlon
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    1. 1. Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents… the Economic Census NCLA Government Resources Section June 15, 2011
    2. 2. <ul><li>How much of your reference work is done in support of regional economic development? </li></ul>
    3. 3. Making Cities Stronger Public Library Contributions to Local Economic Development <ul><li>The Making Cities Stronger report, which is based on data from a national survey and case studies from nine sites across the country, provides new insights into the economic impact of public libraries in American cities. The report highlights ways in which library programming in the areas early literacy, employment services, and small business development, contribute to local economic development strategies. </li></ul><ul><li>Source: The Urban Institute 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>CARLOS A. MANJARREZ ,  JESSICA CIGNA ,  BEATA BAJAJ www.urban.org </li></ul>Mary G. Scanlon
    4. 4. Outline <ul><li>Definition & description </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits and limitations </li></ul><ul><li>How to find data </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Where is it? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How is it organized </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What’s included? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Case study (apply what we’ve learned) </li></ul><ul><li>Q&A </li></ul>Mary G. Scanlon
    5. 5. Definition & Description <ul><li>Data sets comprised of domestic economic data organized by industry and geography </li></ul><ul><li>Collected and published by the Bureau of the Census </li></ul><ul><li>Conducted every 5 years </li></ul><ul><ul><li>in years ending in ‘2’ and ‘7’ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Self-reported, but mandatory </li></ul>Mary G. Scanlon
    6. 6. Benefits & Limitations <ul><li>Benefits: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reliable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data available at varying levels of granularity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>From nation to zip code </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Current – kinda, sorta </li></ul></ul>Mary G. Scanlon
    7. 7. Sector States MA's Counties Places ZIP Codes 21: Mining X 22: Utilities X X 23: Construction X 31-33: Manufacturing X X X X 42: Wholesale Trade X X X X 44-45: Retail Trade X X X X X 48-49: Transportation and Warehousing X X 51: Information X X X X 52: Finance and Insurance X X 53: Real Estate and Rental and Leasing X X X X 54: Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services X X X X X 55: Management of Companies and Enterprise X 56: Admin. and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services X X X X X 61: Educational Services X X X X X 62: Health Care and Social Assistance X X X X X 71: Arts, Entertainment and Recreation X X X X X 72: Accommodation and Food Services X X X X X 81: Other Services (Except Public Administration) X X X X X
    8. 8. Benefits & Limitations <ul><li>Limitations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Data dribbles out </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Domestic operations, only </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Companies with employees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some industries excluded </li></ul></ul>Mary G. Scanlon
    9. 9. Roll-out Dates for 2007 Economic Census Mary G. Scanlon
    10. 10. Excluded Industries <ul><li>11 </li></ul><ul><li>482 </li></ul><ul><li>525 </li></ul><ul><li>6111-6113 </li></ul><ul><li>8131 </li></ul><ul><li>81393 </li></ul><ul><li>81394 </li></ul><ul><li>814 </li></ul><ul><li>92 </li></ul><ul><li>Agriculture, forestry </li></ul><ul><li>Rail transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Funds, trusts </li></ul><ul><li>Schools & colleges </li></ul><ul><li>Religious organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Labor Unions </li></ul><ul><li>Political organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Private Households </li></ul><ul><li>Public administration </li></ul>Mary G. Scanlon
    11. 11. Where to Find the Data <ul><li>U. S. Bureau of the Census at www.census.gov </li></ul>Mary G. Scanlon
    12. 12. How the Data is Organized & Reported <ul><li>By primary industry </li></ul><ul><li>North American Industrial Classification System </li></ul><ul><li>Introduced in 1997 </li></ul><ul><li>Replaced SIC codes (Standard Industrial Classification) </li></ul>Mary G. Scanlon
    13. 13. NAICS North American Industrial Classification System <ul><li>Classification system for industry groups </li></ul><ul><li>Numerical </li></ul><ul><li>Hierarchical: the longer the number, the more detailed the category </li></ul>Mary G. Scanlon
    14. 14. NAICS North American Industrial Classification System <ul><li>51  Information </li></ul><ul><li>511   Publishing Industries (except Internet) </li></ul><ul><li>5111   Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers </li></ul><ul><li>51111   Newspaper Publishers </li></ul><ul><li>511110   Newspaper Publishers </li></ul><ul><li>51112   Periodical Publishers </li></ul><ul><li>511120   Periodical Publishers </li></ul><ul><li>51113   Book Publishers </li></ul><ul><li>511130   Book Publishers </li></ul>Mary G. Scanlon
    15. 15. NAICS 2007 Sectors (Sample) <ul><li>23 </li></ul><ul><li>31 - 33 </li></ul><ul><li>42 </li></ul><ul><li>44 - 45 </li></ul><ul><li>48 – 49 </li></ul><ul><li>51 </li></ul><ul><li>52 </li></ul><ul><li>71 </li></ul><ul><li>72 </li></ul><ul><li>Construction </li></ul><ul><li>Manufacturing </li></ul><ul><li>Wholesale trade </li></ul><ul><li>Retail trade </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation & warehousing </li></ul><ul><li>Information </li></ul><ul><li>Finance and Insurance </li></ul><ul><li>Arts, Entertainment and Recreation </li></ul><ul><li>Accommodation and Food Service </li></ul>Mary G. Scanlon
    16. 16. Terms & Considerations <ul><li>Companies vs. Establishments </li></ul><ul><li>Value of Shipments, Receipts, Contracts </li></ul><ul><li>Privacy issues for employers </li></ul>Mary G. Scanlon
    17. 17. Questions? <ul><li>Are you ready to move into the case study? </li></ul>Mary G. Scanlon
    18. 18. Case Study <ul><li>Earlier this month, the NC legislature considered a bill that would protect pharmaceutical companies from liability in lawsuits. </li></ul><ul><li>A patron wants to know, how important is the pharmaceutical industry to NC? </li></ul>Mary G. Scanlon
    19. 19. Case Study <ul><li>From data to information: </li></ul><ul><li>Industry size </li></ul><ul><li>Industry growth rate </li></ul><ul><li>Number of employees </li></ul><ul><li>Payroll </li></ul>Mary G. Scanlon
    20. 20. Case Study - Process <ul><li>Identify NAICS code </li></ul><ul><li>Locate data </li></ul><ul><li>Convert data to information </li></ul>Mary G. Scanlon
    21. 21. Identify the NAICS Code
    22. 22. Identify the NAICS Code Mary G. Scanlon
    23. 23. Locate the Data
    24. 24. Locate the Data Mary G. Scanlon
    25. 25. Locate the Data Mary G. Scanlon
    26. 26. Locate the Data Mary G. Scanlon
    27. 27. NC Pharmaceutical Industry From data to information <ul><li>NC Industry size: $18.5 Bil (2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Number of people employed: 9,600 </li></ul><ul><li>Payroll: $500,000 </li></ul>Mary G. Scanlon
    28. 28. Tools: Print & Download Mary G. Scanlon
    29. 29. In Excel Mary G. Scanlon Geography Number of employer establishments Number of paid employees for pay period including March 12 Annual payroll ($1,000) Employer sales, shipments, receipts, revenue, or business done ($1,000) United States 991 158,531 11,843,186 142,876,257 California 170 26,762 1,927,014 20,082,378 North Carolina 28 9,599 499,745 18,506,226 New York 76 12,218 676,150 16,295,750 New Jersey 87 18,654 1,655,750 12,066,809 Illinois 30 18,691 2,325,540 9,148,072 Massachusetts 38 7,442 678,752 4,962,618 Michigan 25 5,884 406,999 4,038,576 Texas 39 3,798 180,762 3,684,900 Missouri 33 4,382 312,315 2,959,825 Tennessee 15 2,180 155,512 2,862,393 Ohio 21 3,746 241,929 1,624,498 Florida 45 6,173 355,116 887,759 Kansas 11 1,736 105,335 861,405 Utah 26 2,474 143,511 859,318 Minnesota 18 1,196 73,348 586,967 Arizona 18 726 34,845 513,292 Iowa 14 801 46,916 223,190 Kentucky 7 477 D 171,435 Alabama 8 462 20,849 154,957 Wisconsin 14 300 16,194 121,572
    30. 30. NC Pharmaceutical Industry From data to information <ul><li>North Carolina is the nation’s second largest producing state </li></ul><ul><li>NC accounts for 13% of all domestic production </li></ul>Mary G. Scanlon
    31. 31. NC Pharmaceutical Industry From data to information <ul><li>Industry growth between 2002 and 2007: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Value of shipments: 31% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Payroll: 6% </li></ul></ul>Mary G. Scanlon
    32. 32. NC Pharmaceutical Industry From data to information <ul><li>Review of Information in the Quick Report: </li></ul><ul><li>Industry size: $18.5 Bil </li></ul><ul><li>Number of people employed: 9,600 </li></ul><ul><li>Payroll: $500,000 </li></ul><ul><li>NC is the nation’s second largest producing state </li></ul><ul><li>NC accounts for 13% of all domestic production </li></ul><ul><li>Industry growth between 2002 and 2007: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Value of shipments: 31% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Payroll: 6% </li></ul></ul>Mary G. Scanlon
    33. 33. Locating Data Beyond the Quick Report Mary G. Scanlon
    34. 34. Locating Data Beyond the Quick Report Mary G. Scanlon
    35. 35. Locating Data Beyond the Quick Report Mary G. Scanlon
    36. 36. Locating Data Beyond the Quick Report Mary G. Scanlon
    37. 37. Information Available in the Detailed Data Sets <ul><li>Selection of HR-related items reported: </li></ul><ul><li>Number of employees </li></ul><ul><li>Annual payroll </li></ul><ul><li>Total fringe benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Employer's cost for health insurance </li></ul><ul><li>Employer's cost for defined benefit pension plans </li></ul><ul><li>Employer's cost for defined contribution plans </li></ul><ul><li>Employer's cost for other fringe benefits </li></ul>Mary G. Scanlon
    38. 38. Information Available in the Detailed Data Sets <ul><li>Selection of operational items reported: </li></ul><ul><li>Cost of purchased fuels </li></ul><ul><li>Purchased electricity ($) </li></ul><ul><li>Quantity of electricity purchased (kWh) </li></ul><ul><li>Capital expenditures: computer and data processing equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Advertising and promotional services </li></ul><ul><li>Purchased professional and technical services </li></ul>Mary G. Scanlon
    39. 39. Information Available in the Detailed Data Sets <ul><li>Cost Structure and Key Inputs: </li></ul><ul><li>Wages, salaries and benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Materials </li></ul><ul><li>Capital equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Professional services </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing and advertising </li></ul>Mary G. Scanlon
    40. 40. Information Available in the Detailed Data Sets <ul><li>Uses of pro-forma financial statements and industry ratios: </li></ul><ul><li>Benchmark company performance against industry averages </li></ul><ul><li>Guide entrepreneurs as they prepare financial statements for business plans </li></ul><ul><li>Validate financial statement estimates when applying for loans or seeking investors </li></ul>Mary G. Scanlon
    41. 41. Using the Economic Census <ul><li>Conclusion: </li></ul><ul><li>The Economic Census provides valuable data that supports business and economic research </li></ul>Mary G. Scanlon
    42. 42. Using the Economic Census <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul><ul><li>Contact Info: </li></ul><ul><li>Mary Scanlon </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>Mary G. Scanlon
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