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CREC Hosts BEA Focus Group

March 11, 2015

CREC hosted a Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) focus group of 14 researchers, including the Director and Assistant Director of the BEA, to discuss uses of and gaps in available regional economic data. Participants provided feedback to the BEA on existing data products and recommendations for future data products.

BEA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Along with the Census Bureau, BEA is part of the Department’s Economics and Statistics Administration.

BEA produces economic accounts statistics that enable government and business decision-makers, researchers, and the American public to follow and understand the performance of the Nation’s economy. To do this, BEA collects source data, conducts research and analysis, develops and implements estimation methodologies, and disseminates statistics to the public.