On the right side of the main ribbon, click on Browse, then Industries. Navigate and expand the NAICS structure to locate your industry's profile page, where you can find links to relevant research reports, company profiles, and news.
Select Browse Research from the main ribbon. Under Value Line Featured Lists in the middle of the page, find the Industry Screens drop-down menu and select your industry. Click on the Industry Analysis link at the top right, or on any PDF icon under the Industry Analysis column on this page. These analyses are less in-depth than other reports, but are frequently updated.
These resources could help identify existing and future competition as well as trends at the local level.
If you have a location in mind, you can drop a pin in that area and it will tell you the ZIP code. Zoom in to browse businesses that are already in the area. The Street View mode will show you photos of the area. The photos aren't always up to date, but you should be able to see the Image Date at the bottom of the photo.
BizMiner produces the most granular industry statistical reports in the market. The database provides industry financial analysis benchmarks for over 5,000 lines of business and industry market trends on thousands more. Our market analysis reports are available at the national and local levels down to the zip code. Note: Click on "Academic Library Detected..." to enter the site.
This database is really useful for seeing competitors' data. Try searching under U.S. Businesses for the name of a competing company in Tucson, AZ. You may find sales volume, number of employees, square footage, and business expenditures.
Industry classification codes
The North American Industry Classification System(NAICS) is used to describe and delineate U.S. industries by sector in order to gather, analyze and report industry statistics.
PDF version of NAICS structure. For interactive search, use the Census site above.
NAICS (pronounced "nakes") is used by federal agencies (Bureau of Census, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Securities and Exchange Commission, etc.) as well as publishers and analysts reporting on industries.
Industry codes are useful to know when researching a specific industry, market, or company and can be used in databases as a replacement for or in addition to keywords.
An industry can have more than one NAICS code. The longer the code, the more specific it is. For example:
72 — Accommodation and food services 722 — Food services and drinking places 7225 — Restaurants and other eating place 722513 — Fast-food restaurants
NAICS categories don't distinguish between small and large business, or between for-profit and non-profit.
While NAICS is recognized by US, Mexico, and Canada, it is not a global classification system. Other national and international systems exist, such as SIC (also US), SIC (UK - distinct from US SIC), NACE (EU), and ISIC (maintained by the UN and is the closest to a global international standard).