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Business & Industry Statistics

Bureau Van Dijk Company Information Database (MINT GLOBAL and ORBIS)    MINT Global and ORBIS provide access to detailed financial and other information about public and private US and international companies. MINT GLOBAL (linked above) is designed for typical student end-users, while ORBIS is designed for heavy researchers wanting to create sophisticated analytical reports. Both provide access to the same database of 50,000 public companies and 45 million private companies.
This website provides a list of business data and statistical sources available from federal agencies. connects to small business research and statistics, statistics of U.S. businesses, industry production statistics and much more.

Business and Industry Statistical Resources on the Web (University of Michigan)
Check out the University of Michigan’s Document Center to find a list of links to business and industry statistics available on the web.

Company Statistics (U.S. Census Bureau)
This company statistics division of the Census Bureau profiles U.S. businesses and reports statistical information on a number of topics including: the survey of business owners and The Statistics of U.S. Businesses (SUSB) program which provides business performance data by enterprise size, geographic area, and industry.

Hoover’s Online (Proquest):  
Hoovers provides detailed information on public and private companies in the United States and internationally. It offers key company information such as company location and contact information, company history, financial data, products and brands, top competitors, top officers, and more. It also offers industry analyses and news sources.

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)
NAICS is the Census Bureau’s system of reporting economic data by industry. The system was developed in cooperation with the statistical agencies of Canada and Mexico to establish a 3-country standard that allows for a high level of comparability in business statistics among the three countries.

Also see the current collection of statistical resources for company and industry information, which is maintained by the library’s Business liaison.

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