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
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
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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