The Economic Census collects and provides information on industry revenues and other measures of American business performance across industries and geographic areas.

Every five years - in years ending in “2” and “7” - the Economic Census collects reliable business statistics that are essential to understanding the American economy. It provides information on industry revenues and other measures of American business performance across industries and geographic areas.

Nearly 4 million businesses have received forms, 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. If you are one of those businesses, you are required by law to respond by Feb. 12.

A presentation of a webinar on Jan. 24 is available for download; go to business.census.gov/webinar. You also can receive help with forms and report your information online at econhelp.census.gov. For general information about the census, visit business.census.gov.