Library seminar teaches businesses to read census data

Published on Wed, Aug 27, 2014
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For business owners, analyzing demographic data can often be a real challenge. Blaine Public Library is coming to the rescue and will be hosting a seminar to teach businesspeople how to access census data and analyze it appropriately. 

On Wednesday, September 3, Blaine Public Library will host “Data for Community Analysis,” a three-hour workshop designed to help businesspeople, grant writers, planners and healthcare professionals better understand and serve their community. Linda Clark, a data dissemination specialist from the U.S. Census Bureau, will be teaching the seminar. 

The workshop will demonstrate how to access, analyze and use data from the U.S. census. This data can be essential for helping business owners decide where to set up their businesses, which markets to pursue and the best ways to approach them. Participants will learn to create local data tables and thematic maps from a variety of Census Bureau programs.

The workshop will be held in the library from 5 to 8 p.m. and attendance is free. Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops so they can get the most out of the hands-on course. Registration can be completed in the library or online at