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Ohio Development Services Agency – Census 2020

Friday, October 25, 2019

Once every decade, America comes together to count every resident in the United States. The decennial census has been conducted since 1790, and constitutionally mandates the count of our population and households. The next census occurs in April 2020.

The census is the basis for redistricting and reapportioning the number of representatives in U.S. Congress. The population count helps decide where new schools and hospitals are needed and where to add public safety resources. It determines how the federal government will distribute more than $675 billion dollars to state and local communities. Businesses use the census data to decide where to build factories, offices, and stores, while real estate developers and city planners use the information to plan homes and improve neighborhoods.

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Why Ohio?

7th Largest Economy in the U.S., 21st Worldwide

7th Largest Economy in the U.S., 21st Worldwide

Ohio Ranks No. 9 in Competitive Labor Environment

Ohio Ranks No. 9 in Competitive Labor Environment

$2.7 BillionBudget Reserve

$2.7 BillionBudget Reserve

Ohio Has the Fourth Largest Interstate Highway System

Ohio Has the Fourth Largest Interstate Highway System

No Corporate Income or Profits Tax

No Corporate Income or Profits Tax

Ohio is One of the Top 10 Freight Destinations

Ohio is One of the Top 10 Freight Destinations

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