WASHINGTON — Four million American businesses will receive economic census forms in December of 2007, according to the United States Census Bureau. This comprehensive survey is taken every five years and provides crucial economic data about the American economy. Firms receiving forms are required to report information such as employment, payroll and value of goods and services sold. All information about individual firms is kept confidential, with only overall industry data published. The information collected will be available to companies to utilize on a new Web site — www.business.census.gov.

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