Bureau of the Census October 24, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Annual Business Survey
Document Number: 2017-23041
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
Notice is hereby given that the Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is considering a proposal to conduct an Annual Business Survey (ABS). Based on information and recommendations received by the Census Bureau, we understand that the data have significant application to the needs of other government agencies and the public. The ABS will provide the only comprehensive data on business owner demographics and business characteristics, including financing, research and development (for microbusinesses), and innovation. These data are not publicly available from nongovernment or other governmental sources.