February 3, 2020

Census Bureau: Census Business Builder Updated to Version 3.0

Now Includes Shapefile Download and Upload

The U.S. Census Bureau released an update to Census Business Builder (CBB) Version 3.0. The updated version now utilizes the latest Esri technology that improves the user experience and adds new functionality.

Functionality updates for both the Small Business Edition (SBE) and the Regional Analyst Edition (RAE) include:

These updates are designed to increase usability for new and novice data users.

Additional functional updates to CBB include:

Along with these functional changes, nearly all of the data in CBB are updated to the latest years available. This includes the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-year estimates, 2nd quarter 2019 Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2017 County Business Patterns and Nonemployer Statistics, 2018 Quarterly Workforce Indicators, and 2019 Esri Consumer Spending estimates.

Census Business Builder is a data tool created for and based on data user feedback. To continue to improve this tool, data users can submit feedback by email to <census.cofb@census.gov>.

This post was originally published here.