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U.S. Businesses

The U.S. ReferenceUSA database provides search for comprehensive and accurate information on more than 16 million verified U.S. Businesses. Use extensive search options to create custom queries. Business profiles contain detailed information such as company name, complete address, phone & fax numbers, executive name, SIC (Standard Industrial Classification) Codes, Employee size, and more.

Conduct powerful market research.

Select a location and do a radius search to look up the number of similar businesses in the area.

Check the strength of the competition with years in business and credit rating.

Look for businesses to buy or connect with fellow business owners.

U.S. Historical Businesses

Research business data dating back to 2003. Find businesses by geography, sales volume and employment size. This module provides business, employee and industry trends by year and geographic area. It features easy-to-use searches, exportable charts and graphs, and heat maps to visualize industry trends. Proprietary mapping capabilities allow for longitude/latitude of each record as well as map-based searches to locate hard-to-find businesses.

  • Search by neighborhood to research business development, success stories and failures.
  • Analyze business trends to develop a market strategy.
  • View how businesses and industries change over time.
  • Collect supporting data for business plans, research papers, job searches, and development opportunities.

To learn more, check out the Business History link in the database.

U.S. Consumers / Lifestyles

Use the Consumer / Lifestyle database for market research, and to understand the buying habits of groups of consumers. Consumers are rated on purchase preferences across nineteen categories and several dozen sub-categories. Ratings are based on frequency rates (how often purchases in a category are made) and volume (how much is spent in a given category). Data is compiled from multiple opt-in resources, and results are a blend of purchase preference information with household and census type data. 

  • Identify a target market for a product or service
  • Study the demographics of a community
  • Research consumer demand for new businesses
  • Researching a community before opening a business
  • Estimating the number of potential customers based on hobbies, interests, and other demographics.