In 1978, the U. S. Census initiated the State Data Center program, recognizing that the public needed efficient and local access to its data and data products. To accomplish this goal, Census established lead organizations, who then developed partnerships with Affiliates within their state.
SDC Affiliates in Connecticut are asked to help the U.S. Census distribute demographic, economic and social information:
- Statistics produced by Census and associated government agencies, such as Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA).
- Availability of data at no or a minimal charge, on a cost basis if necessary.
- Training and technical assistance for the public in the use of these data sources.
- Feedback loop to report to the Census on usage and operational issues
Connecticut State Data Center Annual Affiliates Meeting
The Connecticut State Data Center Annual Affiliates Meeting provides data users from across the state an opportunity to share ideas, learn about new and upcoming data releases, and to attend hands-on workshops based on attendees interests. This meeting provides state agencies, regional planning agencies, municipalities, non-profit organizations, businesses, media, researchers, and the public an opportunity to learn about upcoming data and mapping products and networking with other data users from across the state of Connecticut.