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The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development: Entrepreneurship Pioneers Initiative: Company Research

Government Resources

Current numbers for both the County Business Patterns and the Nonemployer Statistics are now part of the American FactFinder on the Census site.  Do a GUIDED SEARCH and choose "I'm looking for information about businesses or industries."   How To Video

Historical data for the number of establishments in each industry, broken down by employee size, may be found in County Business Patterns (organized by NAICS).

Historical data for businesses run by the self-employed are located at the Nonemployer Statistics for states, metro areas, and counties (also organized by NAICS).


Company Database

The ReferenceUSA database at JerseyClicks includes a directory of more than 15 million U.S. businesses. After clicking on ReferenceUSA, you will have to enter your local New Jersey public library card number. Use ReferenceUSA to find basic information about one company, or to find all companies in an industry or in a particular city. It will also provide information on employees, sales, product lines, parent/affiliate/subsidiary companies, and key personnel. []

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