Including co-ops in the 2017 Economic Census will help pinpoint the scope and impact of cooperative businesses nationwide.NCBA CLUSA is thrilled to announce that a decades-long absence of federally-reported data on co-ops in the U.S. will end with the 2017 Economic Census. The Office of Management and Budget on Friday approved without change or question the main 2017 Economic Census package, which includes a question identifying cooperative businesses.
“This is a breakthrough moment for cooperatives nationwide,” said Judy Ziewacz, president and CEO of NCBA CLUSA. “The data gathered by the 2017 Economic Survey will fill a critical gap within the cooperative sector, allowing us to tell the story of cooperative economic impact in a more compelling way.”
NCBA CLUSA has worked diligently on behalf of its members, co-ops across the country and cooperative researchers to make sure co-op businesses are identified in the 2017 Economic Census.
In 2007, a group of researchers led by Brent...