WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
THURSDAY, JANUARY 14: IMPORTANT AUTO SHOW
Profile America — Thursday, January 14th. One of the most important U.S. automobile shows –- the North American International Auto Show — is under way in Detroit. After several media and industry days, the event will be open to the public beginning this Saturday, with close to 800,000 expected to attend. Those watching the struggling U.S. auto industry will be closely looking at the more than 60 new models expected to be revealed and the public's reaction to them for clues to the future. Hybrids and electric vehicles are most likely to be in the limelight. In the years before the economic downturn hit, U.S. auto dealers sold and leased some 16 to 17 million cars and trucks each year. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, now preparing for the 2010 Census on April 1st.
Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2010, p. 82
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2009, t. 1019
Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look under the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau