Below are a list of market research websites that may assist businesses in learning more about their industry, market, target audience, demographics and more.
This is the U.S. government’s main statistical portal from over 100 U.S. agencies.
The U.S. Census Bureau- bookmark this! This site give you access to all Census data, whether about people, businesses trade and much more.
Quick Facts provides a wide variety of information about population characteristics at the state or county level.
Guide to the economic census of 2010. The 2010 Economic Census covers nearly all of the U.S. economy in its basic collection of establishment statistics. There also are several related programs, including statistics on minority- and women-owned businesses. Censuses of agriculture and governments are conducted at the same time.
The State Data Center (SDC) Program is a cooperative program between the states and the Census Bureau that was created in 1978 to make data available locally to the public through a network of state agencies, universities, libraries, and regional and local governments. The Business and Industry Data Center Program (BIDC) was added in 1988 to meet the needs of local business communities for economic data. SDC lead organizations are appointed by the Governor of that state. The SDC program provides efficient access to U.S. Census Bureau data and information through a broad network of lead, coordinating and affiliate agencies in each state.The SDCs are official sources of demographic, economic, and social statistics produced by the Census Bureau. These data are made available by the Census Bureau to the SDCs at no charge (fees may be charged for customized products). The SDCs make these data accessible to state, regional, local and tribal governments, and non-governmental data users at no charge or on a cost-recovery or reimbursable basis as appropriate.
SEC Filings & Forms (EDGAR)
All companies, foreign and domestic, are required to file registration statements, periodic reports, and other forms electronically through EDGAR. Anyone can access and download this information for free. Here you'll find links to a complete list of filings available through EDGAR and instructions for searching the EDGAR database.
This government website provides excellent links, U.S. Census Bureau maps and cartography resources.
The Small Business Administration provides an expansive list of information and resources for U.S. small business owners.
Hoover’s website is a great place to start if you are learning about an industry, or looking for data on a publicly traded company. Hoover's, Inc., delivers comprehensive company, industry, and market intelligence that drives business growth. Its database of 12 million companies, with in-depth coverage of 40,000 of the world's top business enterprises, is at the core of our business tools and services that customers find vital to their business operations.
Global market research and Teleservice Company. Provides latest market research news.
Harvard Business School provides an excellent array of business cases to examine and explore various business issues.
Thomson Research brings the experts to you—through their comprehensive data collection that includes Investext®, Market Research®, Industry Insider™, I/B/E/S®, Disclosure® and other industry-leading databases. Featuring a robust offering of content and critical functionality, information is included from numerous sources including focus groups, surveys, polls, business and trade press, company contracts, government and industry sources and analyst reports. Market research reports focus on an industry or product. Investext features current research reports from more than 630 investment banks, brokerage houses, and research firms worldwide.
This site contains research information on software, legislation updates, and has a market research library. The site also has interactive research roundtables that allow for internet users to log on and post questions/answers on research issues. ResearchInfo also provides an Internet survey tutorial on how to create online surveys.
ACNielsen is the global leader in market research, information and analysis. ACNielsen provides a complete view of what consumers watch and buy through powerful insights that clarify the relationship between content and commerce.