NAHB Members Urged to Complete Economic Data Census Form
The U.S. Census Bureau is urging NAHB members who have recently received economic census forms to return them within 30 days.
The economic data, which is collected by the Census Bureau every five years, is used to support public policy and business decisions at the national and local level. The government also uses the data to help measure how the economy is performing.
“Economic indicators we use all the time ― like gross domestic product (GDP), monthly retail sales and the producer price index ― all depend on the economic census for continued accuracy,” the Census Bureau said.
This census is "indispensable to understanding America's economy," said Ben Benanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve.
More than 4 million Census forms were sent to businesses of all sizes late last year. Federal law — Title 13. U.S. Code — requires that the forms are completed and returned to the Census Bureau.
For more information or help completing the form, visit the Census Bureau help site at www.census.gov/econhelp, or call 800-233-6136.
Attend the Spring Construction Forecast Conference in April
Plan to attend NAHB's Spring Construction Forecast Conference on Thursday, April 24 at the National Housing Center in Washington, D.C. The conference brings together the nation's premier housing economists and finance experts for an in-depth examination of the economic outlook for the housing industry.
Can't attend? Watch the conference webcast live.
For more information, or to register for the conference or webcast, visit www.nahb.org/cfc.
Want to Know the Housing Forecast for the Top 100 Metros?
Find out in HousingEconomic.com’s 2008 to 2009 Metro Forecast (free preview).
Get the metro forecast with in-depth analysis, overviews and downloadable Excel tables.
To learn more, visit www.HousingEconomics.com.
Free NAHB Kit Gives Builders Back-to-Basics Tips to Navigate the Slowdown
What was once expected to be a relatively mild housing slump following three years of record new home construction and sales has given way to a significant downturn.
To help members navigate the uncharted waters of this slowdown, NAHB has compiled a comprehensive “Back to Basics” online toolkit — the best of the basics, the tried and true and the truly new. To access the toolkit, click here.
To access the “Back to Basics” toolkit, you must be an NAHB member and have a login to www.nahb.org. To create a login, go to www.nahb.org/login or click on the log-in button on the main menu bar.
For assistance, call the NAHB Member Service Center at 800-368-5242.