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Business Information Resources

2024 Edition

Since its first publication in 1992, this resource has been the premier reference book of choice for business researchers in a wide range of industries. With comprehensive coverage of 104 industries, Business Information Resources provides ways for users to find new customers, increase customer loyalty, and improve the bottom line. As America's economy continues to improve, current, comprehensive business information is more valuable than ever.

New & Revised Content
Chapters include:

  • Alternative Energy
  • Brewing & Distilling
  • Environment & Conservation
  • International Trade
  • Law Enforcement & Public Safety
  • National Security & International Affairs
  • Pharmaceutical Drugs & Devices
  • Real Estate
  • Social Media
  • Transportation
  • Water Supply

There are more than 400 new records and thousands of updates across all chapters.

With 24,130 listings, this edition is the most comprehensive guide to business information on the market today. All listings include name, address, phone, fax, web site, email, key contacts, and a brief description, making your research focused and productive. When available, we have indicated an association’s social media presence.

The content breaks down as follows:

  • 6,495 Associations
  • 2,912 Newsletters
  • 5,063 Magazines & Journals
  • 3,964 Trade Shows
  • 2,404 Directories & Databases
  • 3,040 Industry Web Sites
  • 55,434 Contact Names
  • 18,448 Fax Numbers
  • 18,448 Websites
  • 12,226 email addresses

Front Matter

Small Business Profile offers data on employment, income & finance, self-employment, turnover, and small business by industry;

Economic Bulletin glimpses at proprietors’ income, job creation, loans, and delinquency rates;

The Impacts of COVID-19 on Racial Disparities in Small Business Earnings looks at how the pandemic may have worsened inequality for small business owners of color;

Small Business Facts (1) provides an overview of immigrant business ownership;

Small Business Facts (2) shows how small businesses contribute to research and development efforts;

and Small Business Facts (3) explores job creation in small businesses.

Content Summary of Chapter Listings: Lists more than 1,600 specific businesses under each chapter name. For example, Accounting lists auditors, bookkeepers, payroll and taxes; Engineering includes cost engineers, geologists, and robotics; Restaurants covers bakers, cookware and caterers.

NAICS and SIC Reference Tables: Enable users to approach their topic based on the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), or the Department of Labor’s Standard Industrial Classification System (SIC).

User Guide: Defines fields for entry type.

Finishing off the title are two indexes, Entry Index and a Publisher Index.

This reference work offers an unequaled collection of valuable, industry-specific resources. Reach out to new customers through industry Associations, Directories, Databases, and Trade Shows. Find new ways to cut costs and improve efficiency through Magazines, Journals and Newsletters. Learn what your competitors are up to by visiting the latest, most important Web Sites.

Business Information Resources answers the need for well-organized, accessible business information to a wide variety of industries today. Suitable for market researchers, advertising agencies, job placement offices, career planning offices, public relations personnel, and business schools and colleges, this resource provides the information all industries need for guaranteed business growth.


Buyers of this edition of Business Information Resources receive a free trial access to the online database. With a subscription, users can search by keyword, geographic area, organization type, key contact name, and so much more, all in just a few clicks.

Visit or call 800-562-2139 to set up a free trial of the online database.

Many of our directories are available in a database format that you can download into your own spreadsheet or database software. Using this downloadable database you can print out mailing labels, segment the database by geographic area for your sales team, print out prospect sheets and much more. Plus, you can customize the database to meet your own specific search criteria.

Click here to download a datacard. Datacards outline pricing and ways in which you can segment the database. Contact our list manager at or (800) 562-2139 x118 for up-to-the-minute counts or for more information.

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Pub. Date: February 2024
Softcover: 1800 pages
ISBN: 978-1-63700-811-9
Price: $195
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