1997 Economic Census
Geographic Area Series
Issued May 2000
U.S. Department of Commerce
Economics and Statistics Administration
U.S. CENSUS BUREAU
The staff of the Manufacturing and Con-
struction Division prepared this report.
Judy M. Dodds, Assistant Chief for Cen-
sus and Related Programs, was respon-
sible for the overall planning, manage-
ment, and coordination. Patricia L.
Horning, Chief, Construction and Miner-
als Branch, assisted by Susan L. DiCola,
Section Chief, performed the planning and
implementation. Richard Hough, Chris-
topher D. Perrien, John F. Roehl, Eva J.
Snapp, and Sarah B. Teichner provided
Brian Greenberg, Assistant Chief for
Research and MethodologyPrograms,
assisted by Stacey Cole, Chief, Manufac-
turing Programs MethodologyBranch, and
Robert Struble, Section Chief, provided
the mathematical and statistical tech-
niques as well as the coverage operations.
Jeffrey Dalzell and Cathy Ritenour pro-
vided primarystaff 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.
Arlinda Allen, Kim Credito, Patrick
Duck, Rhonda Jackson, Chip Murph,
Arminta N. Quash, Wanda Sledd, and
Veronica White provided primarystaff
The Economic Planning and Coordination
Division, Lawrence A. Blum, Assistant
Chief for Collection Activities and Shirin
A. Ahmed, Assistant Chief for Post-
Collection Processing, assisted by Dennis
Shoemaker, Chief, Post-Collection Census
Processing Branch, Brandy Yarbrough,
Section Chief, Sheila Proudfoot, Richard
Williamson, Keith Fuller, Andrew W.
Hait, and Jennifer E. Lins, was respon-
sible for developing the systems and pro-
cedures for data collection, editing, review,
correction, and dissemination.
The staff of the National Processing Center,
Judith N. Petty, Chief, performed mailout
preparation and receipt operations, clerical
and analytical review activ