Support Local Businesses

IBISWorld industry reports demonstrate risks and opportunities that your local businesses face. Reports present key success factors, which, when unrealized, can present opportunities for revenue and profit growth. Conversely, Key External Drivers reveal potential threats.

A Stronger Economy Based on Better Research

IBISWorld’s suite of products is designed to help you find new opportunities for growth. Our information is based on official data sources, such as the US Census Bureau, and is updated regularly so you always have access to the most current data. You can leverage our expertise to develop stronger and healthier local and regional economies.

Prospect ‘Growth’ Industries

Development agencies use IBISWorld industry research to scour the entire economy for healthy, stable and high employment industries that fit your local development strategy.

Our reports provide crucial forecast information like five-year revenue, wage and employment forecasts; the level of annual revenue volatility; the total size of the market for a good or service; and substitute goods.

Full Supply Chain Analysis

Businesses and industries do not operate in isolation. Our supply chain mapping and analysis can provide a national and international perspective to your reports and presentations.

Learn about suppliers in the US and worldwide, and determine the level and trends of trade and globalization to discover potential new markets for local businesses.

Benchmarking Best Practice

IBISWorld reports provide and analyze key performance and operational metrics. A development agency can use these to compare (or benchmark) a company against industry averages and/or industry peers.

Benchmarking helps you identify where your city, county or region has advantages and where it may have fallen behind. This process puts operational goals and objectives into perspective.

Stronger Economic Impact Analysis

Use our concise Business Environment Reports to understand how economic, demographic and business trends impact people, businesses and commerce in your area. You can also use these reports to help you stress test, which entails analyzing your region’s ability to deal with possible economic difficulties in the future.

Additional Products

In addition to our unmatched breadth of selection of US industry reports, we have a growing international collection, with Global, Australia, Canada, UK and China Industry Reports and research on 300 economic, demographic and consumer variables that affect businesses. We also offer IBISWorld’s Risk Rating Reports, which provide a numerical score that helps you immediately understand the opportunities or threats relevant to an industry. All reports are structured in the same user-friendly format as our US industry reports.

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More Info

Download a PDF summary which briefly explains how IBISWorld industry research helps governmental development agencies. By best practices and prospecting growth industries, you’ll be able to better support local and regional businesses and economies.

Media Center

The IBISWorld Media Center is your go-to resource for timely and relevant industry news. Dive deeper with topical analyst insights, infographics, top 10 lists and other information to help you identify opportunities and make smarter business decisions. Also, check out our Client Q&As to find out how others in your industry are using IBISWorld research reports.

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