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Industry Research Information

This guide has been created for industry research

Introduction to Industry Research: B2B

Check out our video on Industry Research!

The video covers:

  • What industry research is
  • What NAICS and SIC codes are
  • How to find NAICS and SIC codes
  • How to find industry reports in library databases

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Industry Resources

The following are tools for researching industries, starting with the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) and North American Industrial Classification (NAICs) codes developed the Census Bureau.  Other resources provide trends and industry profiles.  

Industry Profiles answer the following:

  • What does the industry produce and for whom
  • Who are the major players
  • What are current conditions as well as projections for the future
  • Which are the affiliated trade associations