After attending a recent workshop on the upcoming Census2020, I spoke with a couple of our Port Jefferson Station/Terryville Chamber of Commerce members on the topic. They came to the same conclusions; a correct count on the 2020 Census is critical for our community and our state as a whole.
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One member, a high profile investor said of the census data, “…this was one tool we used to figure out where to invest time and resources.”
A correct counts helps to make sure our neighborhoods – to whom we market, get the funding needed for schools, parks, child nutrition programs and more. A fortified community is necessary to support business and investment.
The Port Jefferson Station/Terryville Chamber of Commerce encourages you and your employees to participate. The data collected is protected and participating early means no need for census takers to visit you at home. Replying by mail and phone is also an option and in many languages. Visit 2020census.gov to learn more about the 2020 Census – how to respond, and why it matters.
There are opportunities for census jobs as well/ http://2020census.gov/jobs.