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This is the website of the State of Oregon's official corporation records for both non-profits & for-profit businesses. It contains legal names, corporate agents, lead officer, and current status of each entry. The primary access point requires knowing keywords from a company's name. This resource will NOT find all Oregon firms in a certain line of business.
Provides a wide variety of information about the state of employment, unemployment and job growth in Oregon. Some reports are also available by county, by MSA, or by regions within the State of Oregon.
If you have an idea of what type of industry within North American you want to focus on, this is an overview of 2 resources from the Mergent Intellect bundle of databases. One is numerical financial ratios ("Key Business Ratios"), the other is text based analyses ("First Research").
Online directory of over 100,000 companies in USA. Provides brief snapshots about Private and Public corporations. Search options include: Keywords in description, City, State, Zipcode, Area code, Names of officers, and SIC/NAICS codes. Unfortunately, the creator of this database aggregates two other databases with the same login, so every time you want to use the Ward's Directory, you have to specify which of the 3 underlying databases you really want to use.