The Decatur Public Library, Forsyth Public Library and Mt. Zion Public Library have joined together to offer DemographicsNow: Business & People, which is an online business and residential reference tool that provides detailed demographic data on more than 20 million active and 12 million inactive businesses and 206 million consumers. Designed with an intuitive interface, interacting tools and comprehensive data, the new resource will make it easy for all types of researchers to collect, analyze and act upon the gathered information, all from a single location. “Entrepreneurs can use DemographicsNow to create a business plan or to do a location analysis; small business owners can rely on it to identify competitors in their area or help relocate their business. We’re excited to offer this to the community,” said Rick Meyer, the City Librarian for Decatur Public Library.
Residents of Decatur, Forsyth and Mt. Zion may use DemographicsNow: Business & People at all three libraries or from any computer by going to the libraries websites and accessing the product using their library card number. Richland Communiyt College will be hosting training sessions for those interested in using DemoGraphicsNow. Training dates will be released in the near future.