1997 Economic Census
Geographic Area Series
Issued March 2000
U.S. Department of Commerce
Economics and Statistics Administration
U.S. CENSUS BUREAU
Many persons participated in the various
activities of the 1997 Economic Census for
the Construction sector. The Economic
Census Staff of the Economic Planning and
Coordination Division did the overall plan-
ning and reviewof the census operations.
Manufacturing and Construction Division
prepared this report. Judy M. Dodds,
Assistant Chief for Census and Related
Programs, was responsible for the overall
planning, management, and coordination.
Patricia L. Horning, Chief, Construction
and Minerals Branch, assisted by
Michael A. Blake, Section Chief,
performed the planning and implementa-
tion. Carla M. Bailey, Nina S. Heggs,
Donald G. Powers, Linda M. Taylor,
and Robert A. Wright provided primary
Brian Greenberg, Assistant Chief for
Research and Methodology Programs,
assisted by Stacey Cole, Chief of
Manufacturing Programs Methodology
Branch, and Robert Struble, Section
Chief, provided the mathematical and sta-
tistical techniques as well as the coverage
operations. Cathy Ritenour and Jefferey
Dalzell provided primary staff assistance.
Mendel D. Gayle, Chief, Forms, Publica-
tions, and Customer Services Branch,
assisted by Julius Smith Jr., and Baruti
Taylor, Section Chiefs, performed overall
coordination of the publication process.
Kim Credito, Patrick Duck, Wanda L.W.
Sledd, and Veronica White provided
primary staff assistance.
The Economic Planning and Coordination
Division, Lawrence A. Blum, Assistant
Chief for Collection Activities, and
Shirin A. Ahmed, Assistant chief, for
Post-Collection Processing, was respon-
sible for developing the systems and
procedures for mailout, receipt, correspon-
dence, data input, industry classification,
clerical processing, administrative-record
processing, and quality control.
The Economic Product Team, with primary
contributions from Keith Fuller,
Andrew W. Hait, and Jennifer