Industry Research Guide
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Industry Research Web Resources
- CNNMoney.com: Fortune 500: Industries
Find the top companies for each industry.
- CNNMoney.com: Fortune 500: Top Performers
Fastest growing industries, Most profitable industries, Best investments by industry.
- Hoover’s Industry Overviews
Concise historical and current overviews of the major industries, touching on major players and market share, projected sales, and trends.
- Industry Portals / Industry Hubs
These Portals are major sources of information for over 100 U.S. industries. They provide rapid access to vast amounts of information for those in the industry, researchers, investors, market research professionals, and inventors. They often include industry news, statistics and sometimes include B2B (Business to Business) commerce.
- Industry Research Desk
Provides tools for researching specific companies, industries, and manufacturing processes.
Directory of links to industry websites.
Current articles about selected industries.
- ipl2: Business & Economics: Industry
ipl2 is the result of a merger of the Internet Public Library (IPL) and the Librarians’ Internet Index (LII).
- Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County: Electronic Business & Investment Sources
Business & Company Resource Center: A comprehensive database that provides timely and authoritative information on business, companies, and industries. Find articles, company data, investment analysis & more. Remote access available using Public Library of Youngstown barcode.
- Reference for Business: Encyclopedia of American Industries
A comprehensive guide to industries in every realm of American business. Covers 459 manufacturing industries and has over 500 essays about non-manufacturing and service industries.
- ValuationResources.com: Industry Information Resources
A free resource guide to industry-specific resources and data for over 350 industries. Individual pages for each industry list resources and data available from trade associations, industry publications, and research firms which address subjects such as industry overview, issues, trends and outlook, industry financial information and financial ratios, compensation and salary surveys, and business valuation resources.