About The Utah State Data Center

In 1982, the State of Utah entered into a voluntary agreement with the U.S. Bureau of the Census to establish the Utah State Data Center (SDC) program.

The Utah SDC program provides training and technical assistance in accessing and using Census data for research, administration, planning, and decision-making by the government, the business community, university researchers, and other interested data users.

The Utah SDC program is housed within the Governor's Office of Planning & Budget (GOPB). GOPB serves as the lead coordinating agency for thirty-five additional organizations in Utah that make up the Utah State, Business and Industry Data Center (SDC/BIDC) information network. This extensive network of SDC affiliates consists of major universities, libraries, regional and local organizations, as well as government agencies who produce primary data on the Utah economy. Each one of these affiliates uses and provide the public with socio-economic, demographic or fiscal data on Utah.

The Utah State Data Center program provides a valuable information service to the data community. The SDC provides many products and services to meet data users' needs, publishes the Utah Data Guide newsletter, maintains a library of key federal, state and local government data, and hosts an annual conference where data users can exchange information on current data sources and technical issues.