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TahoeChamber to present workshop on Census data

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TahoeChamber and the U.S. Census Bureau are teaming up to present two workshops focusing on how to navigate through the Census website and the American FactFinder website.

The first workshop is designed for entrepreneurs and business owners and managers. Census data can assist with market studies, identifying competition and assisting with researching site locations, according to a press release. The course content will include training on basic navigation of the Census website, including an introduction to American FactFinder and the portal to Census data, a brief overview of data collection methods, an overview of data available from the Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Local Employment Dynamics and other business tools pertinent to marketing, managing and growing business.

The second workshop is designed for attendees to learn how to access the most current Census data via the new and enhanced American FactFinder. This workshop will help you successfully navigate through FactFinder and capture information that will support your grant writing and lead to better results. Census Data Overview topics will include Decennial Census (age, sex, race, origin, households, families, housing data), American Community Survey (finding community characteristics), Population Estimates Program and more. Census Data Navigation will go over search filters, working with tables, map and mapping resources and creating a basic community profile.

The workshops will be held on Sept. 26 in the TahoeChamber Conference Room at 169 US Highway 50, Stateline, Nev. Attendees are asked to bring a laptop to interactively participate in the workshop. The Census Workshop for Business Owners begins at 9 a.m., and Census Workshop for Grant Writers begins at 1 p.m. Space is limited; register in advance online at http://www.tahoechamber.org.

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