The Massachusetts State Data Center is a program of the UMass Donahue Institute's Economic and Public Policy Research Unit and is housed at the Institute's offices in Hadley, MA. The State Data Center Program was established in 1978 by the U.S. Census Bureau to make statistical information more readily available to the public. The program now includes most states in the U.S., the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands. The Census Bureau provides data products, training, technical assistance, and consultation to data centers, which then offer products and assistance to local community leaders, planners, businesses, researchers, and the general public.
The State Data Center also produces and publishes a comprehensive economic overview, the Due Diligence document. This is a quarterly report prepared under contract for the Massachusetts State Treasurer’s Department of Debt Management. It presents timely information concerning the performance of the Massachusetts economy, including quarterly economic analyses of major areas within the Commonwealth and may be relevant in evaluating the economic and financial condition and prospects of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
For more information about the State Data Center Program, please visit the U.S. Census Bureau State Data Center site or the U.S. Census Bureau Customer Liaison Office Data Center site.