Database List

Company Information

American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries/Foreign Firms Operating in the U.S.

Subscription database available at Hill
This database contains American companies that have a substantial investment in overseas operations, with wholly or partially owned subsidiaries, affiliates, or branches, and foreign companies with a substantial investment in U.S. operations. Search results can be downloaded into a spreadsheet.

American Hospital Directory

The American Hospital Directory provides data and statistics about more than 6,000 hospitals nationwide. AHD.com hospital information includes both public and private sources such as Medicare claims, data, hospital cost reports, and commercial licensors.

Datamonitor Company Profiles- via EBSCO

Gale DemographicsNow- Business & People

Create a market research list from over 206 million people and 135 million households. Search for an individual company or create a mailing list of multiple companies from over 20 million active businesses.

Manufacturers Agents National Association (MANA)

This association of manufacturers’ sales reps has a searchable online database of its members. The directory is targeted to manufacturers looking to outsource their sales functions to an agency.


PrivCo is the premier source for business and financial data on major, non-publicly traded corporations, including family owned, private equity owned, venture backed, and international unlisted companies.


Research public companies.

Thomas Register of Manufacturers

Available on the Internet at http://www.thomasnet.com
The free internet-access version of the Thomas Register provides fewer company listings than the print version, but provides quick “key-word” searching by company, product, or brand name, with links to companies’ websites for online catalogs or ordering. This is primarily a directory source, providing address and phone numbers, a product description, with little in the way of other information.


The Foundation Directory Online

When it comes to online research sources for funding, you won’t find a more exhaustive resource than our Foundation Directory. Because it’s updated weekly, you know it’s accurate. And by providing access to 120,000+ foundations and corporate donors, 3 million recent grants and more than half a million key decision makers, it’s comprehensive, too.


GuideStar gathers and disseminates information about every single IRS-registered nonprofit organization. They provide as much information as they can about each nonprofit’s mission, legitimacy, impact, reputation, finances, programs, transparency, governance, and so much more. GuideStar does this so you can take the information and make the best decisions possible.


The Business Journal - Minneapolis & St. Paul

The Business Journal Book of Lists

Minnesota Real Estate Journal

REJournals.com is the online version of the five print publications of the Chicago-based Real Estate Publishing Group (REPG): Midwest Real Estate News, Illinois Real Estate Journal, Minnesota Real Estate Journal, Chicago Industrial Properties and Chicago Metro Real Estate Magazine. REPG is a division of Law Bulletin Publishing Corp. REJournals.com is constantly updated with breaking news and feature stories for and about the commercial real estate industry in the Midwest. This is your one-stop source for all the information you’ll need about the Midwest’s commercial real estate markets.

Minnesota Secretary of State

Twin Cities Business

Twin Cities Business Magazine- BIG Book

Business Plans


Bplans contains the largest single online collection of free sample business plans. In addition, it has helpful tools and know-how for managing your business. Bplans includes practical advice on planning, interactive tools and calculators, and a panel of experts who have answered thousands of questions from people like you. Bplans has won several awards as a valuable “plain talk” resource.

 Gale Virtual Reference Library

Articles- Newspapers, Trade Journals, Magazines

Conference Board

Industry Surveys & Profiles


Since 1971 IBISWorld has provided thoroughly researched, accurate and current business information. Today, IBISWorld employs a team of dedicated expert analysts that researches economic, demographic and government data so you don’t have to. We provide your organization with valuable insight into America’s 700+ industries, so you can make better business decisions, faster.

IBISWorld’s unrivalled range of industry analysis is available online whenever you need it. Whether your company requires a better understanding of market conditions and forecasts; whether you need a clearer picture of a supply chain, or whether you need to keep abreast of competitor activity in your industry, IBISWorld’s comprehensive reports will keep you informed.

Fintel Industry Metrics

MarketResearch.com Academic

International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association

The IDDBA produces original consumer and related research. With over 28 years of credible reporting, our What’s in Store annual trends report has become an essential, highly-touted dairy-deli-bake industry trends resource.

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