The North American Classification System replaced the Standard Industrial Classification system in 1997. Some publishers continue to use the old classification system. However, the newer system provides classifications for many more business types, allowing you to find industry information for a variety of small business enterprises.
- U.S. Census Bureau 1997 NAICS and 1987 SIC Correspondence Tables
- U.S. Census Bureau 2002 NAICS Index
- Fintel Industry Metrics provides financial data for over 2,500 industries. This information is useful for people needing financial information before starting a small business or writing a business plan. Fintel is available remotely to APL card holders. APL’s license allows for five concurrent users.
Fintel Business Scorecard provides you with an easy to understand, quick and insightful snapshot of selected factors of your company's performance in comparison with your industry peers and competitors.
- Annual Survey of Manufacturers
- Annual and Quarterly Survey of Services
- Annual and Monthly Retail Trade Survey
- County Business Patterns
- Current Industrial Reports
Industry Specific Trade Data
- Business Insights - Click "Industry Search"
- Factiva - Click "Industry" in left-hand side menu to find articles.
Valueline Investment Survey
More business databases are accessible on the Business & Investment Databases page.