BUS 2000: Company Analysis

  Start with Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage

Industry Surveys published by Standard & Poor's are one of the best places to begin your research on a U.S. industry. All industry surveys include:

  • Analysis of the current environment
  • Discussion of industry trends
  • Explanation of how the industry operates

Find Industry Surveys

How Big is the Industry?

  Identify Industry Trends

Trade journals are good sources for identifying industry trends. Search using your industry name or NAICS code and combine it with keywords like "trends" or "surveys" or "outlook."

  Use Trade Association Websites

Associations collect industry data, publish industry surveys, monitor regulatory changes and keep their members up-to-date on industry news.

Use Google or another search engine to find industry association websites, or use this database: