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Company information and industry reports (based on NAICS or SIC) are available from the following databases:
1. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)
The print edition is at the Library, Call Number (REF HF1042 .A55).
2. Standard Industrial Classification (SIC), replaced by NAICS but may still be useful. It provides four-digit numerical codes for identifying industries, businesses, and products. The SIC manual was last revised in 1987. The print edition is at the Library, Call Number (REF HF1042 .A55).
Major Competitors Information
1. Reference USA - ( Select U.S. Business Section)
2. Business Insights Global
3. Hoovers Report (included in LexisNexis Academic - Company profile area)
For competitor research (competitive intelligence) --- knowing what the competition is doing right (and wrong); what products they have; what they charge for their products or services; Strategies and plans for the future, etc. Use the following databases- 1. ABI/Inform; 2. Business Source Premier. Also, you can find SWOT Analysis in both databases.
A number of Government Agencies provide statistical data on US Industries and sub-sectors.
The Federal Reserve Banks conduct periodic regional surveys of the manufacturing industries. Examples: