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Bill Fox, director of UT's Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research.
Bill Fox, director of UT’s Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research.

National experts from the US Census Bureau will be in Knoxville next month to share information about the upcoming 2020 census as well as new data tools.

The 2016 Data Users Conference, sponsored by UT’s Tennessee State Data Center, is set for 8:30 a.m., November 18 at the downtown Hilton Hotel, 501 West Church Avenue.

The conference is free and would be helpful to government agencies, researchers, nonprofit organizations, emergency planners, entrepreneurs or anyone interested in learning about the timely data the census has to offer, and how to find it.

The SDC is the clearinghouse for all state census information and the official source of Tennessee county-level population projections. It is housed in the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research within UT’s Haslam College of Business.

Topics that will be discussed include updates on the 2020 census, the census business builder tool, local employment dynamics data tools, and the bureau’s new interface for data dissemination.

Bill Fox, Boyd Center director and Ergen Professor of Business, will also deliver a state economic overview.

The event will include breakfast, lunch and complimentary parking for registered conference participants.

Registration for the conference is open through Wednesday, November 2.


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