Businesses across the country have received their official Economic Census form in the mail.

Owners have until Feb. 12 to respond.

The Economic Census is the U.S. Government’s official five-year measure of American business and the economy.

Forms went out to nearly 4 million businesses, including large, medium and small companies representing all U.S. locations and industries. Respondents are asked to provide a range of operational and performance data for their companies.

The Economic Census is the U.S. Census Bureau’s mission to measure America’s economy. It is the most comprehensive source of information about American businesses from the national to the local level.

Published statistics cover more than 1,000 industries, 15,000 products, every state, more than 3,000 counties, 15,000 cities and towns and Puerto Rico and other U.S. Island Areas.

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In this year’s Economic Census, new statistics are introduced to profile key company-wide characteristics of U.S. enterprises, such as innovation and globalization.

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Business owners are invited to listen to a webinar 11 a.m. Jan. 24. Go to