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Director's Page

J. Steven Landefeld

BEA strives to provide the most timely, relevant and accurate economic data to you, our users, to help promote a better understanding of the U.S. economy. These reliable and consistent measures of economic activity are essential to the informed decisionmaking of policymakers, business leaders and every American household. The success of our statistical programs, in large part, is determined by your confidence in our data, and your suggestions for improving that data. As one of the world's leading statistical agencies, we are dedicated to staying on the cutting edge of the economy.

Stay informed by visiting this page to learn more about BEA’s full range of activities. A review of activities at the Bureau, including research, IT developments, and recent data releases are available below. The 5-year BEA Strategic Plan is available below for your review as well as a report card of our successes in meeting the over 200 annual milestones in the Plan. Information on the President's current budget request for BEA also is available. Finally, articles, presentations, and other materials can be found here to keep you informed on topics ranging from GDP and the measurement of standards of living to the response of the statistical system to the financial crisis.

If you have any questions or issues about BEA that you would like to share, I encourage you to contact me or any member of the BEA staff. We welcome your comments and suggestions. When you talk, we listen.

Steve Landefeld, Director
Bureau of Economic Analysis

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C-SPAN America By the Numbers


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