Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) (Federal Agency Profiles)
PARENT ORGANIZATION: Department of Commerce
ESTABLISHED: January 1, 1972
ADDRESS: Department of Commerce
Washington, DC 20230
PHONE: (202) 606-9900
FAX: (202) 606-5310
DIRECTOR: J. Steven Landefeld
DEPUTY DIRECTOR: Rosemary D. Marcuss
WHAT IS ITS MISSION?
As the nation's accountant, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) collects, integrates, and interprets a variety of economic data in order to present a complete picture of the U.S. economy. BEA data is used to provide information on economic issues like regional development, economic growth, and the strength of the U.S. economy in the global market. In sum, it is the BEA's job to track the U.S. economy and make its findings available to the government and the public.
HOW IS IT STRUCTURED?
The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) along with the Bureau of the Census, falls under the Economics and Statistics Administration, which is part of the Department of Commerce and is led by the undersecretary for economic and statistical analysis. The director of the BEA reports directly to the undersecretary.
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