Census numbers help to determine our government representation. The Census also provides essential funding that’s based on those numbers. It is estimated our region lost 1 billion dollars lost in public and private investment over the last 10 years due to the 2010 under-count. This meant less funding for public health, schools, small businesses, non-profits, transportation, and infrastructure. The under-counting also deprived our region of critical private investment opportunities as lenders, realtors, and businesses used less reliable data to make decisions about Inland Southern California.