The mission of the State Data Center (SDC) and Business Industry Data Center (BIDC) program is to provide efficient access to U.S. Census Bureau data and data products. We provide training and technical assistance to data users as well as provide a mechanism for feedback to the Census Bureau on data usability for state and local government data needs, and operational issues.
In order to accomplish this, the data centers work in partnership with the Census Bureau through the Customer Liaison and Marketing Services Office (CLMSO) and the Regional Offices of the Census Bureau. A Memorandum of Agreement between each state, the District of Columbia and the outlying areas of American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands supports this partnership. Visit SDC section of the Census Bureau website.
1,800 agencies – Helping the nation access and understand Census data.
Since 1978 , the State Data Center and Business Industry Network has provided access and education on Census Bureau products as well as other statistical resources to millions of data users. With 1,800 agencies nationwide, each state has a network of affiliates that serves their constituents, be they government, business, nonprofits, educators, or anyone in need of economic and demographic data.
This website serves that network. We intend to provide resources and information in an effort to assist those that need to work with the Census Bureau.