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Company & Industry Information


For researching company and industry information, check the following resources: 

Accounting, Banking and Finance

AllBusiness -

America's Career InfoNet -

American Society of Association Executives -

Annual Report Gallery -

Annual Report Service -

Barrons Online - - 
- Information on public and private companies
- Includes news, research and contact names)

Business Journals -
- Provides free daily updates from 41 Business Journals in the U.S.
- All 41 have free job boards and information regarding companies in the news.

Business 2.0 - 
- Magazine and website excellent sources of information on companies

Chronicle -

Company Research - Rutgers University Libraries -

Corporate Information  - 
- Provided by Wright Investors Service
- Provides U.S. and international company information, including research reports, company profiles, earnings information, and analyst reports
- Must register to use, but is a free site

Department of State Alumni Association -
- A network of other State alums
- Lists of jobs and volunteer opportunities

EDGAR Online -

Fast Company - Research Directory of Leading Companies -

Federal Jobs Digest -

Fortune -
- Magazine and website are excellent sources of information on companies

Fuld & Company -
Their hyperlinks to "General Business Internet Resources" are very useful research tools

globalEDGE -
An excellent source of international news, trade information, directories, mailing lists, and government resources.

Hoover's Online -
Provides detailed and up-to-date information on more than 50,000 public and private companies
- Usually available at public libraries

Industry Portals / Industry Hubs -
- Sources of information on U.S. industries, including news, statistics and Business to Business commerce. 
Includes good tutorial on "How to Learn About an Industry or a Specific Company" 

Kompass -

Public Register's Annual Report Service (PRARS) -

The Non Profit Career Coach -
- Lists of helpful links regarding Non Profit careers

SearchSystems.Net Public Record Databases -
- Provides business information, corporate filings, property records, deeds, mortgages, criminal and civil court filings, professional licenses, and more -

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics -

Vault Reports -

The Washington Post - graphic.html
Great resource overall, especially the annual "Post 200" with information on 200 companies in the DC area

Washingtonian Magazine -
- Publishes annual list of best places to work in DC area
- Many articles profiling local movers and shakers in business world ("100 People to Watch," "Top 50 Journalists," "Best and Brightest," etc.)

WetFeet Career Research -

Writing Assistance, Inc. -


All of the following Publications are updated annually:

Advertising Red Book

Gale Research
Business Rankings Annual

Career Guide to Industries

CorpTech Directory of Technology Companies

The Foundation Center
Foundation Directory

International Directory of Company Histories

Lexis/Nexis Corporate Affiliations: "Who Owns Whom?"

Standard & Poor's Industry Surveys

Standard & Poor's Stock Reports

Washington Business Journal Book of Lists

The above links are for informational purposes only and in no way constitute an endorsement, expressed or implied, by the Department of State. Links to websites outside the U.S. federal government or the use of trade, firm, or corporation names are for the convenience of the user and do not constitute an official endorsement or approval of any private sector website, product, service, or privacy policy.

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