Kansas City will get access to confidential trove of census data

The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City | Photo courtesy of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
A research data center will open next fall at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. | Courtesy of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

A U.S. Census Bureau research data center will open next fall at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. A Kansas City group led by the regional Fed was one of six markets granted a center through a competitive application process. The site will offer restricted access to confidential data maintained in Washington.

It’s information that economists, academics and others consider critical to economic and policy decisions and debates. Information at these sites includes financial details about individual companies. Names are missing, but there is enough that a determined individual could figure things out.

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