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Where is the Social Science Gateway?

The Social Science Gateway (SSG) grant has ended, please read here about ongoing availability of resources created as part of that project.

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Download server accessible again

The download server for QWI, LODES, etc. is available again. QWI R2012Q4 will be posted soon.

Business Dynamic Statistics (BDS) public use files updated on SSG

The Business Dynamics Statistics (BDS) files have been updated on the Social Science Gateway compute nodes. They are available at

/data/clean/bds

in their fully labeled and compressed version. Note that the file names have changed slightly to reflect the changed naming convention of the raw files as made available by the Census Bureau.

Business Dynamics Statistics (BDS) archival and current data available for download

The Census Bureau's Business Dynamics Statistics (BDS) data are compiled from the Longitudinal Business Database (Jarmin and Miranda 2002). The LBD is a longitudinal database of business establishments and firms covering the years since 1976, and is updated on a regular basis. As additional years of the LBD are available the BDS is also updated. [...]

[SSG] Updated BDS on compute servers

We've updated the BDS data for users of the compute nodes. The BDS files can be combined with QWI and National QWI files. Users not using the compute nodes should download the data directly from the Census Bureau at http://www.ces.census.gov/index.php/bds/bds_database_list