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Census Innovation is “OnTheMap”

State and local officials increasingly need detailed local information about their economies to make informed decisions – and yet are frustrated by the lack of timely local data. The Census Bureau’s LED/state partnership works to fill critical data gaps and provide indicators needed by state and local authorities.

You can participate in this year’s Local Employment Dynamics (LED) Partnership Workshop from March 9-10 to learn more. Held at the Hilton Arlington Hotel in Arlington, Virginia; the workshop’s agenda is jam packed with keynote presentations, examples of innovative LED analysis from a wide variety of data users and a demonstration and “under the hood” look at the exciting new features of OnTheMap.

Discover how state partners and private sector planners utilize LED tools and other census data to analyze travel patterns from park and ride areas to major destinations, study the impact of economic recession on employment opportunities of various age groups of the population at the state and county levels, and identify policy strategies to better connect residents with their workplaces through mass transit.

Hear what the Census Bureau’s State Data Centers are using LED for — including land use planning, reporting to the State Legislature on the state of the labor market, determining job creation trends, and more.

In keeping with the workshop’s “Innovation” theme, the LED award for innovation will be presented. Innovation in federal statistics, technology and social media will be addressed by Steve Jost, Associate Director for Communications, U.S. Census Bureau, Jürgen Schwärzler, Google Public Data Team, and Sirinya Tritipeskul, Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Further details and a preliminary agenda are available on our conference registration site.

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