Industry Research

Finding Associations | Overviews | Statistics | Tools

Finding Associations

Trade and professional associations are often good sources for information about an industry.
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Use these resources to find overviews and magazine/newspaper articles on industries.
  • Industry Resources Report from Valuation Resources. Another compilation of industry resources; arranged by SIC Code.
  • Industry Center: From Yahoo Guide to news and events in specific industries; includes news, press releases, research reports, market summary, events calendar, top ten companies, industry profiles, and industry buzz.
  • Industries at a Glance from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Comprehensive list of profiles arranged alphabetically by industry. Can also be viewed in NAICS code numerical order.
  • Compilation of industry resources arranged by type.
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  • Economic Census: Conducted every 5 years, the Economic Census provides statistical information on business from the national to the local level. Search by NAICS code to find data on industries. Click here for the complete Economic Census 2002 Data.
  • Annual Survey of Manufactures provides sample estimates of statistics for all manufacturing establishments with one or more paid employee.
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