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July 18, 2005

UI Libraries Hosts Economic Census Workshop

The University of Iowa Libraries and the State Data Center will conduct a hands-on training session for the Economic Census on Aug. 12 in the Information Arcade in the Main Library on the University of Iowa campus. Experts from the U.S. Census Bureau will conduct the free workshops in Iowa City.

The three-hour, hands-on workshop begins at 1 p.m. and will cover uses of economic census data, the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), economic census products, working with economic census data on the Web and annual business data from the Census Bureau. There will be time for exercises on the Web and opportunities for questions and answers. The workshops are being hosted by the State Library of Iowa's State Data Center program and the University of Iowa Libraries.

Small business development centers, planners and economic development professionals, business associations and chambers of commerce, college faculty, government agencies, libraries, and local business media should plan to attend.

The workshops are free and open to the public but seating is limited. Advance registration is required by calling Beth Henning, coordinator of the State Data Center program in the State Library of Iowa, at (800) 248-4483 or check online at www.census.gov/econ/census02/guide/ec02conf.htm.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Service, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Snee, 319-384-0010, tom-snee@uiowa.edu.