on It--the Census Is Coming
2000 is coming, but you can get estimates, to the minute, of
the population of the U.S. and the world on the Census Bureau's
site. And the Bureau doesn't just count people every 10 years,
it studies business activities and gathers other critical data
between censuses. Census has business data for more than 30,000
zip codes. You can "test drive" the data before you buy a subscription.
For the big 2-0-0-0 on its way, the Census Bureau will hire
temporary staff at headquarters, in the regions, and in field
offices all over the country. Find out more here.
to Find a
Farmers Market Online
Summer's blackberries, corn, and butter beans are at their best
in August. And there's nowhere better to shop for the freshest
of the fresh than a farmers market. On the Agriculture Marketing
Service's site you can get a list of the markets in your state
by clicking on a map. And in case you didn't know, you can set
up a farmers market on federal property. Find out the rules
and how to do it right here.
Water in the American West
water in the American West must be preserved and managed for
the benefit of all. If you are a farmer, fisherman, industrialist,
whitewater rafter, or vacationer in the nine states of the Great
Plains Region, visit the beautiful and helpful website of the
Bureau of Reclamation. Get monthly water supply reports. Find
the water level of dozens of reservoirs and lakes. Locate camp
sites, picnic areas, trailer dump stations, concessions, boat
rentals, and swimming opportunities in major recreational areas.
And don't leave the site until you "glimpse the past."
Center Helps Women Start and Build a Business
you are a woman who owns a business or dreams of starting one,
the SBA's Office of Women's Business Ownership is eager to help.
OWBO offers a wide array of programs and resources, many as
close as your fingertips.
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