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Industry Resources


Trade Association

Trade, industry, and professional associations can be excellent sources for facts, statistics, reports, and can be a place to locate contacts to speak with about the industry.  Often (but not always) their data and reports are freely available on their websites.

Link to Associations Directory at the American Society of Associations Executives website
Link to American Industry Association's Research Center webiste
Link to U.S. International Trade Association's Industry Resources website
U.S. International Trade Assocation's Office of Consumer Goods website
Link to CommQuest's List of Connecticut Association website
Link to Careers in Food's List of Food and Beverage Associations website
Link to Jobstar's List of Professional Associations and Organizations by Industry website
Link to Planning Shop's List of Major Trade Associations website
Link to Plastics Industry Association website
Link to SCM's List of Supply Chain Associations website
Link to Thomas' List of Associations website
Link to World Directory of Environmental Professional Associations, Organizations and Societies

Public Library Resources

Resources vary depending on the library.  Visit the each library's website to see the unique set of business resources offered by the institution.

Link to Greenwich Library website
Link to Westport Library website
Link to Darien Library website
Link to Norwalk Library website

Small Business Owner Resources

Link to Small Business Development Center Connecticut websiteThe Connecticut SBDC provides FREE business resources including Business Advisors which provides demographics, consumer spending data, financial projections and more! Email

Government Resources

Government agencies collect data on business activity and issue reports based on industry classifications and/or geographical location. Click here to access the North American Indsutry Classification government look-up cite.

Link to Connecticut Town Profiles website
Link to County Business Patterns from U.S. Census website
Link to Economic Census from U.S. Census website
Link to Business and Economy Statistics from U.S. Census website
Link to DataUSA Statitical website
Link to Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy - Industry Studies website
Link to Small Business Snapshots and Market Research from Small Business Business Administration website
Link to Small Business and Trends from Small Business Administration website
Link to INdustries at a Glance from Bureau of Labor Statistics

Consulting Firms

Consulting firms publish industry case studies, industry overviews, and research reports. For example, Deloitte's Insights Industry Outlook reports are available on the Wall Street Journal website.

Link to Accenture Consulting website
Link to AT Kearney website
Link to Bain and Company website
Link to BDO United States website
Link to Booz, Allen and Hamilton website
Link to Boston Consulting Group website
Link to Deloitte website
Link to Ernst & Young Website
Link to Grant Thornton website
Link to KPMG website
Link to McKinsey & Co website
Link to Nielsen website
Link to PWC website

University Library Resources

Local university libraries have access to company financials, marketing reports, industry studies and statistical resources, available to use in their library.

Link to University of Connecticut School of Business Library website
Link to Fairfield Univesity Library website
Link to Scared Heart University Library website
Link to Norwalk Community College Libary website

Westport Library Reference Resources

Link to RMA annual statement studies. in the Catalog
Link to Harris Connecticut services directory in the Catalog
Link to CFRA Industry surveys in the Catalog

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