State Data Center/Business and Industry Data Center (SDC/BIDC) ProgramList of SDC Affiliates in Michigan by Type of Organization
The State Data Center/Business and Industry Data Center Program is a cooperative effort between the U.S. Bureau of Census and each of the nation's 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands. It was established in 1978 by the Census Bureau to improve access to and expand the use of Census Bureau statistical resources and related products by researchers, government planning and decision makers, the business sector, and the general public. Awareness and use of public data and information is enhanced with training and technical assistance delivered through a network of state agencies, universities, libraries, regional and local governments, and other organizations throughout the nation.
In Michigan, the State Data Center/Business and Industry Data Center (SDC/BIDC) Program is coordinated by staff at the Center for Shared Solutions, which is part of the Michigan Department of Information Technology. In addition, Center for Shared Solutions personnel serve as program staff to the Governor's Census liaison. Our State Demographer represents Michigan through membership on the U.S. Census Bureau's Federal-State Cooperative Programs for Population Estimates (FSCPE) and Population Projections (FSCPP) Program. Together, these programs are Michigan's official source for demographic, economic, and social data.
The Michigan State Data Center/Business and Industry Data Center Program provides extended services via a statewide network of affiliate organizations, including numerous affiliate members located throughout both the upper and lower peninsulas. Having such an extensive network of affiliate enables us to provide users with accurate, timely, and useful information and consulting services.
For more information on the Michigan SDC/BIDC Program, including how your agency may be eligible for membership, please contact Ken Darga at (517) 373-9654.