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Black and Latino Urban Entrepreneurs--Retail Acceleration Program (BLUE-RAP) [CUEED]: Company Research

Guide for the BLUE-RAP participants, Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development.

Questions about Companies

Who are my possible competitors, partners, and suppliers?  Where are they located?

Government Resources

Current numbers for both the County Business Patterns and the Nonemployer Statistics are now part of the https://data.census.gov website.  How-To Video (Silent)

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

Past data for businesses without employees run by the self-employed are located at the Nonemployer Statistics for states, metro areas, and counties (also organized by NAICS).

A quick overview of the business environment in your city, county or state can be found at QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau.  How to search video

 

 

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. [http://www.jerseyclicks.org]

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