NAHB Members Urged to Complete Economic Data Census Form
The U.S. Census Bureau is urging NAHB members who were sent economic census forms in December to complete the form by Tuesday, Feb. 12.
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.
Webcast of NAHB Fall Construction Forecast Available Till Feb. 5
The webcast of the NAHB Fall Construction Forecast Conference held in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 24. is available for purchase through Feb. 5.
The conference webcast includes panels of nationally recognized experts discussing economic trends, government policies, developments in the housing industry and the results from NAHB's recent surveys.
Purchasers will receive unlimited access to the webcast archive though Feb. 5, as well as electronic copies of the conference handouts and presentation material. Purchasers can watch at their own pace, rewind, fast forward and review important sections.
To Purchase the Webcast
To purchase the webcast, visit www.nahb.org/cfcwebcast.
For more information, contact Kate Carrigan at NAHB, or call her at 800-369-5242 x8244.
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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.