The Economic Census of 2007, 2002, and 1997 are available via American Factfinder , (new interface) from the Census Bureau. The release schedule for the 2007 Census indicates the quarter in which statistics will become available. The Annual Survey of Manufactures is conducted in years NOT ending in 2 and 7. See also the Economic Census website from the Census Bureau.
The Census Bureau chart on "How to Find the Latest Business Data" includes many series of data - manufacturers' shipments, etc.
Note: industry codes are NAICS ; prior censuses had data in SIC codes. The concordances page from the Census Bureau provides spreadsheets of the codes (there have been several editions of both codes). Also useful is the 1997 NAICS and 1987 SIC correspondence tables . And, the Census Bureau also has a page for Comparing Historical Data
Released Jan. 2012: Using the New American FactFinder - Finding Economic Data on AFF - 38 pages
Earlier years are available in the library building.
The Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM) is conducted in years NOT ending in 2 and 7.
Online from the Census Bureau are "Statistics from Industry Groups and Industries" and Geographic Statistics.
Earlier years are available in the Library building (C3.24/9-2 ; 3rd floor East)
Issued monthly, quarterly, and annually.
Earlier years are available in the Library building.
Formerly titled "County Business Patterns".
Within Census database American Factfinder; see below for other access options.
Earlier years are available in the Library building (C3.204/3 ; 3rd floor)