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Urban Entrepreneurship (29:382:342) (22:620:672): Industry Analysis

Government Resources

Start with the industry data tables from the 2012 Economic Census that have been released by the U.S Census Bureau.

Periodic reports are available on the manufacturing sector:

The retail industries are covered by:

For wholesale trade, consider these resources:

The services sector is covered by:


The U.S Environmental Protection Agency has the latest Advancing Sustainable Materials Management: Facts and Figures (formerly called Municipal Solid Waste in the United States) as well as the Sustainable Marketplace: Greener Products and Services.

For information related to recycling and materials recovery, explore the Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste Management of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, with links to recycling centers and materials recovery facilities.

Also, download the 1993 Solid Waste Management Plan from the Essex County Utilities Authority as well as the SWMP 2006 Update (or use this link to the individual sections of the State Wide Solid Waste Management Plan 2006).

Rutgers Online Databases

IBISWorld provides over 1,200 research reports with trends, statistics, and analysis on market size, market share of competitors, and industry growth rates. (Rutgers-restricted access)

More resources may be found by consulting the guide to Industry Research.