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Free Sources for Industry Information

Industry Associations

Important industry information can also be found from industry associations. Information available often includes:

  • Industry specific news and trends
  • Statistics and research reports
  • Legislation and regulations
  • Profiles and member directories

Some associations restrict access of research reports to members only.

How to Find Industry Associations

Use Google or another search engine to search for associations relevant to your industry in your location. If you don't find a relevant industry association, try broadening your geographic area (e.g. from Ontario to Canada, or from Canada to the US, or international).

If your industry is very specialized or new, look for associations for broader or similar industries. Try searching terms like industry association, industry group, trade group, or trade organization and the name of your topic.

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