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BDS-High Tech Data

March 27, 2023: To correct a processing error that impacts a small proportion of cells, we have updated select data tables in the 2020 BDS-High Tech release. For inquiries regarding this modification to the 2020 release please contact ces.bds@census.gov.


Download experimental Business Dynamics Statistics of U.S. High Tech Industries (BDS-High Tech) data tables below. Variable definitions can be found in the BDS-High Tech Definitions page.


Data Sources

The BDS-High Tech is an experimental product of the U.S. Census Bureau. The BDS-HT was developed by the Center for Economic Studies (CES). The BDS-HT data are compiled from the Longitudinal Business Database (LBD) and the High Tech industry classification. The LBD is a longitudinal database of business establishments and firms with coverage starting in 1976. As industry and occupation classifications change, and additional years of the LBD data become available, the BDS-HT industry classification will be updated as described on the Methodology Page


The Census Bureau has reviewed this data product to ensure appropriate access, use, and disclosure avoidance protection of the confidential source data used to produce this product (Data Management System (DMS) number:  P-7083300, Disclosure Review Board (DRB) approval number: CBDRB-FY23-045).

Economy-Wide Datasets

Questions?  Contact us at ces.bds@census.gov.

Page Last Revised - March 27, 2023
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