LED Webinar
Introducing Business Dynamics Statistics (BDS) Explorer

October 20, 2021
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM ET

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Local Employment Dynamics (LED) Partnership in collaboration with the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) and the Labor Market Information (LMI) Institute, welcomes Heath Hayward and Christopher Goetz as they introduce Business Dynamics Statistics (BDS) Explorer! BDS Explorer is a new, web-based analysis tool that enables comprehensive access to the full depth and breadth of the BDS dataset.

BDS Explorer provides access to the entire BDS dataset via line charts, bar charts, and thematic maps. The application’s intuitive dashboard allows for the construction of tables and charts to compare and rank measures of business dynamism such as employment, job creation and destruction, and firm births and deaths across a wide range of establishment and firm characteristics. Potential analyses include a longitudinal look at job creation by establishment age across counties, ranking establishment entry rates of young firms across NAICS industry groups, and comparing job destruction rates by firm sizes across a selection of Metropolitan Areas. See the BDS Explorer homepage for more information.

About our presenters:

Heath Hayward is a geographer and applications developer in the Center for Economic Studies (CES) at the U.S. Census Bureau. He has developed data tools for the LEHD program since 2006. Prior to working at the Census Bureau, Mr. Hayward completed his Master’s Degree in Geographic Information Science at the University of Denver and his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from DePauw University in Indiana.

Christopher Goetz is an economist in CES at the U.S. Census Bureau. He has worked on developing and evaluating products using Census business data since 2012. Prior to working at the Census Bureau, Mr. Goetz worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. He completed his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Maryland and his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Northwestern University in Illinois.

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