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Last week I attended the National State Data Center Conference held in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Census Bureau had a packed schedule with lots of information on the upcoming 2020 Decennial Census. Here are highlights that you might find interesting. First we had an update on the addition of the Citizen Question. As you might expect, there is a lot of interest in how this might impact response rates. The Census Bureau will be doing a 2019 Census Test survey to determine this. The survey started this June and is planned to run through August with July 1, 2019 as the Census day. The 2019 Census Test will be conducted nationwide, surveying approximately 480,000 housing unit addresses with forms with the question and without. Information on this test can be found at (https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2019/2019-test-begins.html). While I’m not personally involved with the Redistricting program, I’d like to highlight that James Whitehorne, the... View Full Post
Our next quarterly NM Economic Forecast Meeting is scheduled for Friday, May 3, 2019