U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for October 5

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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Profile America — Friday, October 5th. U.S. based manufacturers receive new orders every month worth close to a half-trillion dollars. To underscore the health and prospects of this closely watched economic sector, today is Manufacturing Day, with activities staged across the country by American companies. The main focus is a series of open houses to show that the words "Made in America" are still a powerful sign of innovation and quality. These open houses will enable the public to see for themselves that American manufacturing is not only alive and well, but actually needs skilled employees. The Census Bureau is preparing to take its regular five-year report card early next year on all phases of the U.S. economy, including manufacturing, with the 2012 Economic Census.

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Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at <http://www.census.gov> (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).

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