Useful Link: Business & Finance: Industry Research

  • County Business Patterns
    Organized and managed by the U. S. Census Bureau, County Business Patterns provides economic data by industry. Businesses use the data for analyzing market potential, measuring the effectiveness of sales and advertising programs, setting sales quotas, and developing budgets. Government agencies use the data for administration and planning.
  • DataUSA
    This website takes data from various sources and illustrates it for consumption. This site is perfect for small business owners looking to break into a particular industry or location.
  • NAICS Code Search
    The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is the standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy.
  • Standard Industrial Classification
    Use this search tool to find the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Code for any industry, or to find the description of an industry using a known SIC Code.