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Chamber launches Census website to engage business community

Next year, San Antonio residents have the chance to secure necessary funding for our community, spur economic growth, and prepare our city for the future. The information that comes from the U.S. Census drives decisions which affect social services, government representation, and business growth.

Census results enable business owners to determine where to locate operations based on where their customers are, the likelihood they will be able to hire enough qualified workers, and whether a community has the infrastructure to facilitate the delivery of goods or services.

If your company buys, or perhaps even does its own market research, chances are that the basis of that research is census data. Census data tells us how many people live in each area and it describes their living arrangements, ages, income, educational attainment, commuting patterns, and occupations. It even describes the kinds of homes people have as well as the availability of phones and vehicles.

Achieving an accurate population count is imperative, and the business community can play a key role in the process. We need your help in ensuring all San Antonio area residents are counted, so we are urging you to use your communications networks to encourage your employees and people in your sphere of influence to complete the Census. We challenges all San Antonio businesses to promote an accurate count by finding creative ways to educate employees, customers, and members of the public about the importance of Census participation. To make it easier for you, we have launched our very own Census website with information about why a complete count is so important and how YOU can help.

Join other San Antonio businesses who have accepted the challenge and commit to a complete count.

For more information, contact Stephanie Reyes, VP of Public Policy at sreyes@sachamber.org or at 210-229-2162.

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