Commission Educates North Texans On The Importance Of Census Participation
The North Texas Commission wants to remind you an accurate 2020 Census count is more important than ever for our region. Just a 1% undercount could cost our state $300 million annually in federal funding for health care services, quality schools, affordable housing and hunger programs.
As Chamber leaders, we know you rely on Census data for market research, economic development and where to expand locations. In an area of rapid growth, like North Texas, this last item is extremely important. If we don’t have an accurate count of the growth of an area, then a company may not move quickly on expanding into a burgeoning community.
With that in mind, NTC offers resources you can share with your employees and customers to encourage a complete count. North Texas Counts is a website with downloadable resources in both English and Spanish. There’s also a 30-second video ( in English and Spanish) that can be downloaded and shared.
The official Census Day is April 1, but self-response packets will begin hitting mailboxes soon with instructions for online completion.