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United States Census Bureau Chooses McGraw-Hill Construction as Sole Provider of Dodge Construction Analysis in Multi-Million Dollar Deal

Renewal Marks a Quarter Century That McGraw-Hill Construction Has Provided Construction Data Analysis Support to the Census Bureau
New York – October 25, 2011

As sole provider of construction starts and project data analysis support to the United States Census Bureau, McGraw-Hill Construction, part of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP), today announced that the Census Bureau has renewed its analytics contract with the company in a multi-million dollar deal for a period of five years.  The renewal signals a quarter century that McGraw-Hill Construction has been the sole provider to the Census Bureau for construction starts and project data analysis support.

The project data that McGraw-Hill Construction provides to the Census Bureau is derived from the company’s proprietary Dodge database, and supports the federal government’s monthly estimate of construction spending, a key input to GDP.  The company’s analytics—qualified and continuously updated—enable construction professionals to strategically plan, evaluate performance, assess risk, size current and future market opportunity, and manage their markets. 

“McGraw-Hill Construction has provided our top-quality business intelligence and analytics capabilities for the construction industry to the Census Bureau for nearly a quarter century, and we are pleased to continue this relationship as the sole service provider,” said Keith Fox, president, McGraw-Hill Construction.  “Our longevity with the Census Bureau is a testament to the consistent superior coverage and quality of our data and analysis—both of which help to drive economic decisions around the world.”

About McGraw-Hill Construction:
McGraw-Hill Construction connects people, projects, and products across the construction industry.  For more than a century, it has remained North America’s leading provider of project and product information, plans and specifications, and industry news, trends, and forecasts.  McGraw-Hill Construction serves more than one million customers in the global construction industry through Dodge, Sweets, Architectural Record, Engineering News-Record, GreenSource, and SNAP.  To learn more, visit www.construction.com or follow @mhconstruction on Twitter.

About The McGraw-Hill Companies:
Founded in 1888, The McGraw-Hill Companies is a leading global financial information and education company that helps professionals and students succeed in the knowledge economy.  Leading brands include Standard and Poor’s, McGraw-Hill Education, Platts energy information services, and J.D. Power and Associates.  The Corporation has approximately 21,000 employees with more than 280 offices in 40 countries. Sales in 2010 were $6.2 billion.  Additional information is available at www.mcgraw-hill.com.

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Media Contacts:
Lisa Jaycox, Manager, External Communications,
The McGraw-Hill Companies Information & Media, +1 212-512-3272, lisa_jaycox@mcgraw-hill.com

Kathy Malangone, Senior Director, Marketing Communications,
McGraw-Hill Construction, +1 212-904-4376, kathy_malangone@mcgraw-hill.com

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