Arts and Culture Indicators Project
ACIP County/Zip Business Patterns Overview
These ACIP County/Zip Business Patterns data files and the procedures for constructing them were developed by the Urban Institute's Arts and Culture Indicators Project (ACIP), with support from the Rockefeller Foundation and Leveraging Investments in Creativity (LINC). The files are provided as a public service, and unfortunately, we are not currently able to provide individual technical assistance on their use. That said, we welcome comments, corrections, and stories about how you are using the data. Please direct any feedback or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. The procedures and algorithms used to construct these files are available upon request.
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County and Zip Business Patterns provide economic data by industry, derived from the Standard Statistical Establishment List, a file of all known companies maintained by the U.S. Census Bureau. ACIP compiled the Business Patterns data on industries identified by ACIP as relevant to arts and culture. The data for these files are obtained from Census Bureau programs, as well as administrative records from the Internal Revenue Service, the Social Security Administration, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Business Patterns data are organized by industry and use the North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS). The Business Patterns data cover most of the country's economic activity, but exclude data on the self-employed and most government workers. In cases where the source files suppressed employment data to protect an individual employer's information, the files substituted a derived measure. Geographic adjustments were made in linking the business data reported for zip codes to Zip Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs). For a fuller discussion of methodology issues, please see the DataPlace analytic brief Business Patterns and Trends: National Summary (forthcoming).Back to top
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