The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) focuses on providing news and statistics concerning recent trends in the aerospace industry. The statistics section, under the research center tab, gives detailed figures and analyses on the present and future health of the industry as a whole. Furthermore, the resource provides a calendar of upcoming industry events.
The Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS) is a G20 initiative to enhance food market transparency and encourage collaboration among major exporting and importing countries. The AMIS site provides statistics on agricultural production and trade as well as analysis of international food markets through its Market Monitor.
Agriculture Industry Today focuses on agricultural trends and events that affect specific regions, providing insight into which crops affect which regions in which ways. A free subscription is required to have access to full news articles, email alerts, and RSS feeds.
AgWeb provides the latest news in the agriculture industry including information on weather, markets, crops, and livestock. The site also offers blogs and discussion forums.
Air Cargo World (ACW) presents news, data, events, and standards for those interested in the airfreight logistics industry. It also includes a directory of air cargo carriers as well as other information for the global transportation professional. Online articles and the ACW magazine are available for free and a print edition can be delivered free with registration.
Airport Technology features information on past, present, and future industry projects with access to each project’s suppliers. The resource also offers news, press releases, white papers, information about events, and an easy to navigate company directory. A free subscription to this resource’s newsletter is available to receive regular updates.
The American Gas Association (AGA) provides a plethora of data pertinent to the natural gas segment of the energy industry. This website provides relevant and useful information on energy studies, natural gas market indicators, state profiles in natural gas, and financial and operational information.
The American Petroleum Institute (API) is the primary trade association of the oil and natural gas industry and its website provides an in-depth overview of this industry, a list of upcoming events, and a news section. The site also contains an environment and health and safety section, as well as detailed information about API membership.
American Society for Metals (ASM) International is a society that, through conferences and meetings with its large international network, provides information on aspects of the mining and materials industries. This resource includes news, membership opportunities, events, journals, and courses available for purchase.
AMIRA Global is an association of several mineral companies that work together in sponsoring projects, networking, finding resources, and researching. The website contains useful information regarding membership, research providers, current projects, news, and publications.
Apparel Search provides readers of the international fashion community with educational information regarding the apparel and textile market. These informational resources pertain to clothing factories, wholesalers, and retailers. The site also maintains directories about available jobs in the industry, as well as current news.
Army Technology focuses on and provides an overview of the defense industry, while also providing customers with market insight tools. The site provides several sections including news, market data, and training.
Assessing the Risks of Counterfeiting and Illicit Diversion for Health Care Products is a paper series published by the Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection (A-CAPP) at Michigan State University. The paper addresses the threats of counterfeit products in the healthcare industry and how they affect businesses within the industry. Additionally, the report examines the global supply chain and counterfeit threats of pharmaceuticals. This resource opens in PDF.
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) provides information pertaining to the industrial manufacturing industry. The AEM site provides recent industry news, market data, upcoming events, legislation, and a list of groups within the community.
Automotive Industries (AI) is the world’s oldest trade magazine covering the automotive industry. It provides different publications and reports related to the global automotive industry. The site provides users with access to past and present articles as well as the latest breakthroughs in the industry.
Automotive Industry Digest provides up-to-date news and information on the automotive industry. A list of industry events is available, along with market research data and industry specific newsletters.
Automotive Industry Today provides the latest auto industry news and press releases. The site offers information on automotive topics and allows users to search for news by country, state, topic, or car model. A paid subscription is needed to view sections of the site and articles.
Automotive News provides in-depth coverage of various areas in the automotive industry. The site offers information about cars and concepts, OEM and suppliers, finance, and insurance. In addition, the site offers newscasts, a data center, webinars, upcoming auto industry events, and recent news.
Automotive Technology provides information about a variety of products and services and lists supplier profiles with product specifications in alphabetical order. In addition, the site provides industry updates through articles and interviews, latest industry projects, white papers, and reports. The site also features events, press releases, and recent news regarding the automotive industry.
BeverageDaily.com is a daily online news service available as a free-access website and provides daily and weekly newsletters to subscribers. The BeverageDaily.com team seeks out news stories and data of value to decision-makers in the beverage industry in Europe.
BioSpace serves as a web venue for industry professionals to share ideas and products related to the pharmaceutical industry online. The website includes a career network, news, hotbeds, career fairs, company profiles, and a list of events. Registration as a job seeker or an employer is required to fully access all features of the website.
While Bloomberg is based in the United States, the site covers a wealth of international business news. Specifically, the section on technology provides viewers with insights and market analyses into technology market trends, surging companies, and newly released products.
Boeing's long-term market outlook provides an in-depth analysis of the future of the aerospace and defense industry. It contains information on the business environment, industry infrastructure, forecasts, and detailed charts and graphs.
The Bureau of Transportation Statistics, part of the U.S. Department of Transportation Research and Innovative Technology Administration, aims to manage and share statistical information for the transportation industry. The site provides data by mode of transportation, region, and subject area. In addition, the site provides information about policies and methods, a library, and recent industry news.
Business Traveller focuses on the travel industry, specializing in transportation and lodging. The site features compact guides for visiting major cities around the world, a news section for the latest updates on business travel, and a plan-and-book section for travelers. A free e-newsletter is also available.
This Computer Software page of the Center for Responsive Politics website provides charts and tables of different aspects of the computer software industry related to political contributions, such as money to Congress, contributions to parties, and top recipients. Data is available from 1990 to the present.
Chain Store Age (CSA) provides an ample source of news and statistics concerning different sectors of the retail industry. The site includes news on different product categories, retail news, e-commerce, and supplier news. Registration is required to access parts of the website.
chemeurope.com, a part of CHEMIE.DE Information Service, provides useful information related to the chemical business industry. Available resources provided by the website include news articles, product descriptions, newsletters, company profiles, events, and job offers.
Chemical & Engineering News is a weekly online magazine published by the American Chemical Society. It covers chemical and engineering news in the fields of business, government and policy, as well as science and technology. Some articles may require a subscription to view, but many are available for free.
Chemical Book is an international business-to-business (B2B) marketplace with trade leads for chemical and pharmaceutical products. The site provides buying leads and information on chemicals from many different categories and companies.
Chemical Online serves the product-sourcing and information-seeking needs of chemical professionals working on chemical manufacturing, chemical processing, chemical engineering, chemical contract manufacturing, chemical tanks and mixers, and chemical production. Free registration is required to view some parts of the site.
Chemical Processing provides a wide variety of resources pertaining to the chemical industry and is also available in magazine form. The site offers expert opinions, current events, news articles, case studies, and a network to connect to other colleagues in the industry.
Chemicals Technology offers news articles related to the chemical industry as well as other useful resources. Included resources on the website are links to different chemical industry projects, detailed information on products and services, links to company websites, and a free newsletter.
ChemIndustry.com is an online directory and search engine that provides information related to the chemical industry. The information is available through searches, and includes chemical names, jobs, market research, and consultants.
The China Textile Industrial Corporation for Foreign Economic and Technical Cooperation (CTEXIC) is an enterprise involved in running foreign aid textile engineering projects. The site includes information on textile machinery and engineering, upcoming events, as well as the program's marketing network and current projects.
CIO.com provides information technology managers and executives with analyst research and technology news on business trends, strategy, and innovation. This IT-focused website also uses case studies of businesses worldwide to examine pressing issues in the IT industry. Free registration is required to access some of the site's "insider" content.
ClickZ provides news, opinions, and research on interactive marketing from all over the world. The site provides states and tools, reports, and opportunities to promote businesses. ClickZ also includes free webinars which offer valuable insight into various aspects of online marketing.
CN Construction News provides recent news updates on the construction industry as well as information about various projects and markets. In addition, the site provides industry analysis, data, and best practice information. A free registration is required to view articles, but a paid subscription is necessary to gain full access to the site and its content.
Computer Weekly provides resources and up-to-date news articles relevant to the computer industry and its trends. A blog following the industry is also available.
Computerworld provides news and product coverage for professionals in the computer industry. The site also contains IT-related blog posts and interviews with tech company CEOs. Free registration is required to access some of the site's "insider" content.
The Construction Industry Council (CIC) is a forum for professionals, researchers, and business associates in the construction industry. The CIC website contains information about the council's services, upcoming events, projects, networks, and committees. It also includes an informational blog, tenders, and vacancies with links to projects associated with CIC and its members, as well as professional guides and reports. Most of the blueprint guides and reports are available for free, but some require payments.
Construction Users Roundtable (CURT) is a site that helps connect construction industry professionals with others in their industry. CURT hosts numerous events each year for the construction industry and has a lot of resources on this website with regard to safety in the workplace and current trends in construction. Registration is required to access the resources and some resources are still only available on a paid basis.
The Consumer Brand Association (CBA) assists members in producing safe products through scientific research, testing, and evaluation. The CBA website provides information about various issues, policies, and resources such as research, reports, and technical guidance and tools. In addition, recent news, events, and newsletters are available on the site.
Defense Update provides a comprehensive view of news in the defense industry. The site provides information about various forms of warfare, including land, air, sea, Cyber and C4ISR, and drones and robotics. The site also has many articles devoted to new technology and trends in sectors of the industry. Additionally, users may purchase market research and industry reports. A list of events is also available.
The Defense-Aerospace website offers current news articles, official reports, archives, and search tools on the aerospace and defense industry. A number of listings and editorials relevant to the field are presented on the website along with press releases. The basic services are available for free, but a subscription is required to view all the news wires, searchable archives, and databases offered on the website.
Deloitte's industries section offers research into several aspects of the aerospace and defense industry including a competitiveness report, leaders in the industry, recent news, and issues facing the industry. The site also features webcast events and video content for more in-depth analysis.
Deloitte's industries section combines in-depth knowledge and an understanding of the various industries to offer perspective with their functional experiences. Deloitte offers research into several aspects of the automotive manufacturing industry including perspectives, analysis, insights, recent news, and issues facing the industry. The site also features webcast events and video content for more in-depth analysis.
Deloitte LLP combines in-depth knowledge and an understanding of sectors with the company's functional experiences to offer perspectives and research into the industry of consumer products. The site provides a background of the industry, reports and featured insights focused on issues facing the industry, and future outlooks.
Deloitte LLP combines in-depth knowledge and an understanding of sectors with the company's functional experiences to offer perspectives and research into the industry of energy and resources. The site provides a background of the industry, reports and featured insights focused on issues facing the industry, and future outlooks.
Deloitte LLP combines in-depth knowledge and an understanding of sectors with the company's functional experiences to offer perspectives and research into the financial services industry. The site provides a background of the industry, reports and featured insights focused on issues facing the industry and future outlooks.
Deloitte LLP combines in-depth knowledge and an understanding of sectors with the company's functional experiences to offer perspectives and research into the public sector. The site provides a background of the industry, reports and featured insights focused on issues facing the industry and future outlooks.
Deloitte combines in-depth knowledge and an understanding of sectors with the company's functional experiences to offer perspectives and insight into the industrial manufacturing industry. The site provides industry backgrounds, reports, featured insights focused on issues facing the industry, and future outlooks.
Deloitte Life Sciences and Healthcare combines in-depth knowledge and an understanding of sectors with the company's functional experiences to offer perspectives and research into the healthcare industry. The site provides a background on the industry, reports and featured insights focused on issues facing the industry, and future outlooks.
Deloitte LLP combines in-depth knowledge and an understanding of sectors with the company's functional experiences to offer perspectives and research into the technology industry. The site provides a background of the industry, future outlooks, and reports and featured insights focused on issues facing the industry.
Deloitte's industries section combines in-depth knowledge and an understanding of the various industries to offer a perspective on their functional experiences. Deloitte offers research into several aspects of the telecommunications industry including case studies, leaders in the industry, recent news, and issues facing the industry.
Certified by the Health On the Net (HON) Foundation, Drugwatch aims to educate the public about prescription and over-the-counter medications, drug recalls, medication interactions, and current developments in the pharmaceutical field. Drugwatch contains a complete, alphabetical index of drug profiles, lawsuits, recalls, health information, and a search section to find out what drugs may cause reactions with others.
The EDN Network provides breaking news, analysis, blog posts, and market research on the global electronics industry. This site's primary focus is the engineering aspect of new technology.
EE Times is an electronics industry newspaper. This site provides updated information relating to not only industry products and their applications but also the electronics industry as a whole.
Electrical Construction & Maintenance (EC&M) provides news headlines as well as articles on many facets of the construction industry including design, operations and maintenance, safety, and power quality. Access to previous issues and newsletters is also available.
Electrical Contractor is a magazine specializing in all facets of the electrical construction field. The site offers information about safety, lighting, residential, systems, and green building. In addition, the site contains recent articles and news in the industry, codes and standards, and market research in the industry.
Electronics Weekly provides news, research, and relevant resources to the electronics industry. The site also provides an electronics blog roll, a jobs search forum, and a list of upcoming industry events. Users also have the option to register for webinars, which can be found under the events tab.
Electronics360 is an online publication from IHS (Information Handling Services) that covers the impact that electronics and technology have on industries around the world. The site contains technology-based articles related to global industries such as consumer electronics, telecommunications, information technology, and media. Electronics360 also features new technology products and information related to the global supply chain of the technology industry.
Emerging Markets Online is a market research service specializing in the energy and utilities sectors of the developing world. Expert industry databases, market research studies, industry newsletters, and daily headline news services are available on the site. Consulting services are provided by contacting the site directly.
Energy Asia is an energy industry portal for the Asia Pacific region. The site includes public articles, conferences, publications, and the latest headlines in the oil, gas, power, and petrochemical industries in the region. Energy Asia also provides an online directory, energy data from several Asian countries, and an energy bookstore.
Energy Industry Today is a news service for energy industry professionals. Resources are available by topic, state, and country. Access to Energy Industry Today's publications are free, however, there is a charge for some additional resources on the site, including customized email newsletters.
Provided by the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the country analysis briefs offer detailed overviews of the energy resources and usage for each country in the world. The resources are updated regularly and can be downloaded in PDF.
The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) is an organization geared towards engineers in the construction industry. ECITB works with the goal to help engineers through training and grants. Aside from available apprenticeships, this site also provides documents on skills, development, engineering career routes, and the overall scope of the industry.
Engineering News-Record (ENR) provides an annual study that ranks contractor companies based on the construction revenue generated outside of each company's home country. The Top 250 International Contractors index ranks companies based on their international revenues. The site also offers the following rankings: the Top 500 Design Firms, the Top 200 Environmental Firms, the Top 100 Green Design Firms, and the Top 600 Specialty Contractors. Users are also able to access rankings from previous years.
Equipment World has articles concerning every level of the industrial equipment industry including information on equipment, infrastructure, corporations, technology, labor, and safety.
The European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC), based in Brussels, Belgium, represents the European chemical industry. This site offers news articles, industry support, and information related to sustainability.
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) protects and promotes public health through the evaluation of medicines. The EMA provides recommendations on the quality and safety of medicines. They apply evaluation procedures to help bring new medicines to the European Union.
Export.gov offers a wide range of current industry information and trade leads to help exporters of U.S. goods and services get the information they need to compete successfully in overseas markets. This site includes information on the textiles, apparel, and sporting goods industry, including trade events, market research, trade agreements, statistics and data, and publications.
Export.gov offers a wide range of current industry information and trade leads to help exporters of U.S. goods and services get the information they need to compete successfully in overseas markets. This page of the website offers information pertaining to the travel and tourism industry. The resources include trade events, market research, a resource guide, statistics and data, and current webinars.
Facilities Management Link (FMLink) is a source for information on professionals in this industry. The site provides news, special reports, and topical articles on benchmarking, sustainability, and workplace strategies.
The Financial Times aims to be one of the leaders in international business news. The website features a subsection for Aerospace and Defense that focuses on current news articles in the industry.
As a subsection of Financial Times online this resource contains current articles that pertain to the chemicals industry. Users can view eight articles per month for free, but a paid subscription is required to gain additional access to the site.
The construction subsection of Financial Times contains current articles that pertain to the construction industry. The website has a number of opinion articles with a variety of views, as well as traditional news on construction companies and markets. Free registration is required to view a limited number of articles; a paid subscription is needed to view unlimited articles.
Food Logistics is a resource on logistics and supply chain management within the food and consumer packaged goods industry. This website provides various free newsletters that are published on a bi-weekly and weekly basis. The newsletters cover many topics including sustainability in food practices, software and technology, and safety and security in regards to agribusiness. The site also provides industry news and sponsored research.
FoodDrinkEurope represents the food and beverage industry of the European Union. The website includes information about industry and policy areas, major press releases, publications, and a listing of events, data, and trends related to these industries.
Information can be found on Foodprocessing-technology.com on industry projects such as bakeries, snack food, and meat processing plants. Additionally, the site gives information on companies and products in the industry. The site also offers information on consumer trends and market data as well as a newsletter for those who sign up.
This module is the product of a partnership between the U.S. Commercial Service and the Michigan State University Center for International Business Education and Research. This module covers how to formulate a marketing strategy and research foreign markets, as well as researching the market through government agencies, development agencies, and by region. There is also a case study included in this module.
The International Monetary Systems module provides information regarding the history of international monetary systems; the importance of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank; a definition of international money, capital, and international security markets; and an overview of the European Monetary System. A case study on Argentina’s economic crisis is also available.
This module is the product of a partnership between the U.S. Commercial Service and the Michigan State University Center for International Business Education and Research. The first section covers how to adapt your product to meet government regulations, country conditions, or preferences. The second section covers how to modify your product, labeling, and packaging. There is also a case study included on the company Falcon Waterfree Technologies.
This module is the product of a partnership between the U.S. Commercial Service and the Michigan State University Center for International Business Education and Research. This module covers methods of obtaining foreign trade income, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of technology licensing and joint ventures. There is also a case study included on Spancrete Machinery Corporation.
The Global Auto Industry site provides "e-journals," which are divided into different sections and give information on current industry news. Each section focuses on the auto industry in different parts of the world, providing helpful updates on auto industry trends. Webinars, presentations, and other content are available for purchase.
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) connects the business travel world and promotes the value of business travel management. The site offers a resource library, a magazine, news highlights, and a listing of upcoming events in the field of business travel. While some of the service-related areas require a paid membership, most of the site’s content is free.
Global Wine and Spirits provides a platform-specific to wine, beer, and spirits for importers, exporters, and anyone else at the company level interested in this industry. The site provides listings of offers, requests, and industry professionals. A paid membership is required for services more advanced than viewing for sale items.
Executive Briefing: Technology can provide a competitive advantage through product differentiation, unique services, cost reductions, and informed market segmentation. In addition, productivity is improved through gains in both data processing and workflow processing procedures. Together automation applications can be evaluated relative to enhanced profitability. Using these three 'common sense' benchmarks provides a beyond best practices approach to the evaluation of information technology. Opens in PDF.
Executive Briefing: The microfinance industry began through individuals and non-profit organizations that wanted to help the poor obtain loans for microenterprises. Today microfinance is a growing industry returning profits to investors and offering basic financial services to the poor. Since its inception, microfinance has expanded and matured in its global reach, legal structures, and product diversity. The industry's sustainability illustrates that programs designed to promote social equity can evolve into viable business models. Opens in PDF.
Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is an organization devoted to sharing knowledge, spurring innovation, and encouraging collaboration in the healthcare industry. The HIMSS website provides industry news, research, and reports, in addition to information on all the hot and not-so-hot topics and trends in the industry.
Healthcare IT News offers a wealth of healthcare information in the form of an e-newsletter, articles, and a blog. Some portions of the site are not accessible without registration, but registration and membership for this site are free.
Holistic Management International is a group that provides information and support to farmers and other agricultural professionals about managing their land holistically. The website contains a listing of conferences and other events that HMI coordinates as well as a blog and forum for members to communicate.
In addition to the latest news articles regarding the global hospitality industry, Hospitality Net provides detailed market reports, industry links, and industry events. Also, products beneficial to the hospitality business are linked to a specific page with descriptions of their vendors and purpose. This resource also offers a listing of new books on hospitality-related topics with descriptions and links to purchase the books online.
Hotel News Resource provides links to news articles that cover the developmental, financial, technological, environmental, and marketing components of running a hospitality business, in addition to trends in the industry as they relate to other aspects of the business. E-mail subscription is available to receive specified content from this resource.
The IBM Journal of Research and Development is a quarterly publication covering a broad range of topics related to the IT and computing industries. While the majority of the content is highly technical, the diversity of coverage should accommodate most users. The journal articles are available for viewing in PDF.
IBM offers expertise on the consumer products industry to help assist users in addressing business challenges through reports and perspectives. This resource contains several case studies and reports on current industry problems and solutions to these problems. The site also provides information on analytics, commerce, and software related to consumer products.
ICIS provides a constant stream of news articles related to the chemical industry. In addition, information on topics such as pricing, jobs, or the chemical business is available. Subscription may be required to use some resources, but a free trial is available.
Industrial Machinery Digest (IMD) provides users with directories, recent news, events, and publications regarding industrial machinery.
IndustryWeek magazine annually ranks the 1000 largest publicly held manufacturing companies based on revenue as well as provides recent articles about current and former IW1000 companies. Access to the data is through a flexible search engine, which allows the data to be ranked and/or limited by several criteria, including; industry, country, company name, revenue growth, or sales revenue. An analysis of the ranking and rankings archives are also available.
InfoMine focuses on bringing together news stories involving the mining industry and mining technology, with most articles explaining the effect on other industries as well. The articles are divided up into roughly a dozen different categories, including investment and equipment. The site also provides information on important mining countries and how to get a career in this industry.
Inman focuses mostly on posting press releases and news stories concerning the real estate industry. Most of the news deals with either real estate technology, mortgages, or real estate brokerage. They also provide an education section on this site that provides you with webinars, quick tips, and other educational videos.
Innovation in Textiles is a free news and technical resource for the global technical textiles industry. The site provides information about various technological trends, market sector information, reports, and relevant industry events.
Innovations-Report offers informative reports and articles related to interactive media, media management, digital television, E-business, online advertising and information, and communications technologies. In addition to business developments in the field of media-wide communications, the site features engineering and research-driven innovations in the field of communications.
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is a non-profit organization that strives to improve healthcare throughout the world. Its website has a knowledge center that contains publications, IHI white papers, presentations, case studies, and additional websites for healthcare industry information. The user communities within the site also provide a forum for discussion groups and blogs. There is also a helpful search tool to browse the website by medical interest.
The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) is a nonprofit scientific society with more than 22,000 members working in food science, food technology, and related professions in industry, academia and government. The Institute publishes different resources for the food industry and conducts its annual IFT Food Expo. Also available on their website is a career center, information about food technology, and a listing of meetings/events.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) helps oversee and coordinate the use of atomic energy around the globe. The site provides users with information about IAEA policies, news, and publications. A section dedicated to scientific resources also provides links to various databases and resources related to the energy industry.
The International Business Times is breaking new ground in global business journalism by providing minute-by-minute coverage with an international focus. It also strives to offer the full global picture of how economic, political, and societal events connect from region to region. Registration for the daily newsletter is free and the site links to a number of different international versions.
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) shipping facts section gives an overview of various aspects of the marine shipping industry. Categories include shipping and world trade, which gives information such as the types and volumes of ships at sea; safety and regulation, which discusses maritime laws and issues; and environmental performance, which covers energy, efficiency, and pollution.
The International Conference on Harmonisation (ICH) oversees the standards of drug development and registration and brings together the regulatory authorities of Europe, Japan, and the U.S. to discuss scientific and technical aspects of drug registration. The ICH website provides press releases, ICH guidelines on products, a calendar of meetings, and information on training.
This is the official website of the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM), an organization that brings together 21 mining and metal companies, and 35 national, regional, and global mining and commodity associations. Its purpose is to enhance performance within mining companies and contribute toward sustainable development by working in different work programs involving multiple projects. The website also includes news on the organization as well as upcoming events and publications.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) publishes an annual, comprehensive report about the energy situation around the globe. This report, The World Energy Outlook, looks 20 to 30 years into the future and bases its projections on the World Energy Model. The full report must be purchased, but the executive summary can be downloaded for free and provides an overview of important topics covered.
The International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA) advocates research of and access to medicines that save lives and improve the overall quality of life. The site offers news, resources, and event listings pertaining to the research-based pharmaceutical industry. Press releases and publications are available as well as detailed information on a variety of topics that pertain to global health, innovation, quality, and ethics.
The International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) presents trade and logistic information about the international food service industry. It provides a wide variety of resources related to the logistics of the international food industry. The website contains information about issues on food industry regulations, food safety, labor, transportation, and healthcare.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an international organization established to promote global growth and economic stability. The IMF website provides a broad range of useful tools including international finance research publications, a weekly news section, and a free international financial database.
The International Nickel Study Group (INSG) is an organization of members from nickel producing and trading countries. INSG does economic analyses of nickel markets and provides statistics, general information, and discussions about the metal. The website provides general information about nickel and the INSG, including statistics and publications.
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) aims to promote renewable and sustainable energy use through international policy development and regulation. The IRENA site contains a list of publications, events, and news.
The International Risk Management Institute (IRMI) is a website dedicated to providing knowledge about risk management. This particular portion of the site provides several risk management links on issues such as corporate fraud prevention, enterprise risk management, and internal controls. These links offer numerous articles pertaining to their respective subjects and can be printed for free.
The International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) is a development and research organization that works to provide information and statistics regarding stainless steel as well as to promote the stainless steel industry. The website also gives information about sustainability, applications for membership, publications, and statistics.
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) lists member countries and sector members. This includes the world’s major telecommunication operators, equipment manufacturers, funding bodies, and research and development organizations. Basic information, such as languages, ITU Council membership, ITU region, and UN classification of countries is available. Additionally, mailing addresses, names, titles, and telephone numbers are also available on the website. Multiple publications and yearly reports are also available for purchase in addition to the free services offered.
The International Union of Railways (UIC) is the world-wide organization for international cooperation among railways and promotion of the rail transport mode. Its website provides information regarding press releases, ENEWS articles, projects, and an activities/topics section that covers a range of areas.
International Zinc Association (IZA) is an organization dedicated to the development and support of products and markets for zinc. The site's main goal is to provide value through its programs focusing on the environment and sustainable development, technology, and market development and communications. They provide a platform for members of the zinc industry to anticipate and analyze upcoming issues. The site includes business plans, programs, activities, membership information, and publications.
IQVIA provides information and consulting services to the global healthcare market. The website includes a detailed description of the pharmaceuticals industry, as well as news headlines, events and webinars, and market insights to help businesspeople drive a cost-effective business.
Just-style is a resource that contains analysis and opinions on current events and trends in the apparel and textiles industry. Just-style includes news, company information, regions, and sectors. Much of the information requires a fee-based registration, but the entire site can be previewed for free.
Kitco Metals is a dealer in precious metals. The website provides both historical and live charts and data on price information in the precious metals market. Along with monetary data, the site provides related news feeds plus daily and weekly reports.
Knitting Industry is a free news and technical resource for the global knitting industry. In addition to news, the site provides information on technology, markets, and current trends. It also serves as a marketplace for used machinery.
Machine Tools Online is a sourcing site for the machining industry, presenting a platform for users to both buy and sell. In addition, Machine Tools Online has free information in the machining community including newsletters, trade publications, and a consultant locator.
The goal of MachineTools.com is to help the metalworking industry conduct business more efficiently and effectively by bringing buyers and sellers together with several different databases. This resource includes a listing of jobs in the industry, auctions, wanted requests, directories, and events.
Manufacturing.net is a website designed for manufacturing executives. It features daily updates covering the latest news from around the globe on key topics for manufacturers such as regulations, industrial trends, plant openings and closings, supply chain updates, distribution and trade issues, prices, employment, finance, economic forecasts, and world events.
Mass Transit Magazine is a comprehensive resource on the mass transit industry. The site offers information about the rail and bus sectors, security, sustainability, international press releases, technology, and funding. In addition, Mass Transit offers a suppliers directory, press releases from industry conferences, documents, and white papers.
MathWorks is an international mathematical computing software developer that aims to help accelerate innovation and development in various industries. The website offers technical articles, user stories, and links to demos and webinars showcasing new designs and products in the aerospace and defense industry to develop air, naval, land, and space systems. Paid subscription is necessary to access some of the materials.
A product of McKinsey and Co., this site offers in-depth articles and insights on the electric power and natural gas industry. Articles present advice and suggestions about various topics as well as interviews with leading industry professionals.
The Our Insights section of the McKinsey & Company site features in-depth articles about the financial services industry. Articles present companies with advice and suggestions, industry trends, and interviews with leading industry professionals.
A product of McKinsey & Co., the site features in-depth articles on several different industries including healthcare and pharmaceuticals. Articles present companies with advice and suggestions along with industry trends. Interviews with leading industry professionals are also provided.
A product of McKinsey and Co., the site offers in depth articles and insights on the travel, transport, and logistics industry. Articles present advice and suggestions in various topics, as well as interviews with leading industry professionals.
A product of McKinsey & Company, the site features in-depth articles on several different industries including the public sector. Articles and reports present companies with advice and suggestions along with industry trends.
The retail section of insights and publications from McKinsey and Company features recent in-depth articles on the retail industry. These articles present companies with advice and suggestions, industry trends, and interviews with leading industry professionals.
McKinsey & Company features in depth articles on several different industries. Articles present companies with advice and suggestions along with industry trends. Interviews with leading industry professionals are also provided.
Management consulting company McKinsey and Co. has a tab in the 'Our Insights' section of the website called Technology, Media, and Telecommunications. It features in-depth articles on industries involved in technology such as telecommunications and the internet. Articles present companies with advice and suggestions, along with industry trends. Interviews with leading industry professionals are also provided.
Medscape is a comprehensive medical resource for professionals in the industry. It seeks to aid healthcare providers in patient care by providing access to clinical studies and medical journals, conference coverage, educational activities, business-related practice information, reviews, columns, and commentaries. A cost-free registration is required to access this resource.
MEsteel is geared toward countries in the Middle East and is divided into two categories: steel interaction and information. Steel interaction provides offers, company information on various products, a message board, and job postings. The steel information section includes a dictionary, lectures, statistics, and other materials. A section of the website also provides links to information on specific steel businesses in different countries that provide services including manufacturers, engineers, and consultants. In order to access some parts of the website, a company registration is required.
Metal Finishing, of the Metal Powder Report, is a resource serving the surface finishing industry. The site includes technical articles, in-depth reporting, and shop profiles.
Mining News provides news concerning the global mining industry. It also features current job openings in the industry, and a commodity index rating to show which mined resources are on the rise or decline.
Mining.com is a source for global mining news. The site also has news for specific metals, regions of the world, market data, and mining companies that are hiring.
Mining-technology.com provides a company directory, industry news, and various products and services regarding the mining industry. Information is also provided on industry projects located in different regions of the world. Finally, the site provides a list of worldwide industry events.
The Minor Metals Trade Association (MMTA) is a non-profit organization that has a membership of companies involved in international minor metals and has an interest in promoting this sector. The website contains information on minor metals, trade, warehouses, and events. Membership fees are required to join the organization; however, many free resources are offered on this site.
Mobile World Live, a worldwide mobile communications industry resource, provides panel discussions with industry experts, breaking news and research, a unique community network, and developments in the mobile phone industry. The site offers information on mobile services provided, mobile companies, a coverage map, and roaming partners for many countries around the world.
Moody's Analytics from Economy.com aims to keep readers fully informed regarding the state of the world economy. Written by economists and updated daily, this site offers comprehensive analyses and tools related to major economic events from around the globe. There is a fee required to view articles, but a two-week free trial is available.
National Account Manager News (NamNews) at Kamcity.com provides a monthly newsletter and daily news service reporting on the retail industry. Focusing on the fast-moving consumer goods industry throughout the UK, Europe, and other large international markets, NamNews is geared towards key account managers. It includes pages that offer brief insights into events affecting the industry. A free trial of the monthly issue, as well as subscription information, is available.
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) website provides up-to-date information on the state of the real estate industry to business persons, home buyers, and home sellers. It also provides information on laws, technology, and research that have an effect on the industry.
NRC Environmental Services provides contact information for 24-Hour emergency service or response and offers services in response to industrial, power generation, transportation, oil and gas, and marine solutions.
National Retail Foundation (NRF) is a non-profit organization that strives to build awareness of the retail industry through statistics and stories. The website provides retail industry news, buying guides, many "Top 100" lists, special reports, and content from the current issue.
Naval Technology provides an overview of the state of the defense industry, specifically on sea operations, trends, major projects, and technologies. The site includes up-to-date international news and features several sections including products and services, a company list, industry projects, news, and events and exhibitions.
New Equipment Digest (NED) provides information on equipment products, including new product reviews and insights into the development of new products. Other features on the site include a comprehensive list of industrial suppliers, an industrial and manufacturing video library, industry news, a list of industry resources, and links to both past and present issues of the magazine.
A department of the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) helps to regulate the use of nuclear energy globally. This site contains data and publications produced by the NEA as well as a running list of projects the NEA is working on.
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) website offers an extensive, up-to-date evaluation of the conditions of the global energy environment. It contains statistical information, news reports, and information on member countries.
Pharmaceutical Business Review provides the latest news and information about the pharmaceutical industry. News subjects include production and manufacturing, drug research, contract research and services, automation, inward investment, packaging, regulatory affairs, and medical devices. A suppliers directory, an events list, and white papers are also included.
Pharmaceutical Counterfeiting in the US: Differing Dimensions of the Risk discusses drug counterfeiting in the United States and specifically addresses how the Anti-Counterfeiting and Protection Program at Michigan State University devotes its efforts to stop this dangerous practice. The resource is in PDF.
Pharmaceutical-technology.com is a website that gives international updates on projects and trends in markets such as biotechnology, therapeutics, and vaccines. The Pharmaceutical Technology website contains information on clinical trials, cold chain, diseases, drug development, manufacturing. The site also provides market data, press releases, and listings of pharmaceutical equipment, suppliers, products, and services.
PharmaLive provides news and articles on the pharmaceutical industry. The site also includes information regarding the research and development of pharmaceutical drugs as well as a number of useful resources. These resources include white papers, special reports, and webinars.
PharmiWeb.com contains information on news, jobs, and events concerning the pharmaceutical industry. This site provides a large variety of posted reports on current breakthroughs in the industry, focusing on research and development in biotechnology.
Port Technology International includes technical papers, industry related news, a port directory, and notices regarding upcoming events. In addition, it offers a subscription to the quarterly journal.
Power-technology.com is an online resource intended for the global power and energy industries. The site features a mix of articles covering news, views, and industry updates and trends. The site also provides a comprehensive listing of international events and exhibitions in the energy industry.
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) provides background information on the engineering and construction industry. The site offers information about challenges and potential solutions for the industry, as well as studies and publications.
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) provides background information on global industries. The Pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences section includes a description of the industry's environment, challenges facing the industry and potential solutions, free downloadable publications, and events.
PricewaterhouseCoopers provides extensive background information on industry sectors globally. The information features several insightful topics for businesses and consumers including research, careers, and helpful advisory services. Specifically, the site includes an up-to-date industry environment description, challenges facing the industry and potential solutions, free downloadable publications including annual reviews, case studies, and events within the industry.
PricewaterhouseCoopers provides background information on industry sectors globally. This site includes an up-to-date industry environment description, challenges facing the industry and potential solutions, free downloadable publications including annual reviews, and events.
PricewaterhouseCoopers provides background information on industry sectors globally. This site includes an up-to-date industry environment description, challenges facing the industry and potential solutions. Free downloadable publications including annual reviews, and events.
PricewaterhouseCoopers provides background information on industry sectors globally. This page includes different analyses of the retail industry, including an examination of innovation, the impact of compliance and regulatory pressure, as well as other factors that are taking a toll on the retail industry. The site also offers free downloadable publications, including annual reviews and key findings.
PricewaterhouseCoopers provides background information on industry sectors including the energy and mining industry. This section includes an up-to-date industry environment description, challenges facing the industry and potential solutions, and free downloadable publications including annual reviews and events.
PricewaterhouseCoopers provides background information on the numerous global industry sectors. This specific site page focuses on the financial services industry and includes an up-to-date industry environment description, an overview of challenges facing the industry as well as potential solutions, free downloadable publications including annual reviews, and events.
PricewaterhouseCoopers provides background information on industry sectors globally. This site includes challenges facing the industry and potential solutions, general insights, and links to further explore certain facets of the public service industry.
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) provides background information on industry sectors globally. This site includes an up-to-date industry environment description, challenges facing the industry and potential solutions, free downloadable publications including annual reviews, and insights into current events.
PricewaterhouseCoopers provides background information on various industry sectors globally. This resource includes an up-to-date hospitality, gaming, and leisure industry environment description, challenges facing the industry and potential solutions, free downloadable publications including annual reviews, and events.
PricewaterhouseCoopers provides background information on the global industrial manufacturing industry. This site includes current insights on the industry as well as related barometer surveys and publications.
PricewaterhouseCoopers provides background information on industry sectors globally. This site includes an up-to-date industry environment description, challenges facing the industry and potential solutions, free downloadable publications such as annual reviews, and events.
The "Power and Utilities" section of the PricewaterhouseCoopers site provides information and access to a series of utility topics. Discussion papers, global surveys, annual reviews, analytical papers, and a glossary of terms are also available on the site.
PricewaterhouseCoopers provides background information on industry sectors from a global perspective. This page specifically focuses on the technology industry and includes short videos on topics such as computers, networking, and software. The technology page also explores current events in the technology industry and provides articles and research from PwC's global research network, the Technology Institute.
PricewaterhouseCoopers provides background information on the transportation and logistics industry. The site offers information about the various sectors in the transportation area, such as airlines and airports, rail and roads, and shipping and ports. In addition, the site provides publications and information regarding mergers and acquisition activity in the industry, corporate taxation, and outlooks describing challenges the industry faces.
Progressive Grocer provides updated news covering multiple areas of the food retail industry including fresh food, deli, beverages, technology, and equipment. The site also includes industry reports and analysis, as well as a list of directories and upcoming conferences. This is a great resource for business people in the food industry to stay up to date on current and emerging trends.
PTC provides solutions for software and business problems in the form of technical support, advice, or training. For each product, solution, or service, more detailed information is provided concerning its relevance and functions.
Funded by global trade unions, the Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU) compiles empirical research on public services and the privatization of such services. Based out of the University of Greenwich in the United Kingdom, PSIRU has hundreds of research reports written by professors and professional researchers.
Railway-technology.com provides information about the global railway industry. The site offers information about products and services, suppliers, a company directory organized alphabetically, and featured articles. In addition, the site offers information projects by region and category, recent news, white papers, and industry events. Users can subscribe to a free newsletter as well.
Renewable Energy World provides a current news feed concerning updates and innovations in renewable energy. This website provides information on many different renewable energy resources as well as career and company information.
Resilience provides an expansive and up-to-date archive on energy news and related topics. News articles on the website can be filtered by energy, economy, environment, food and water, society, and resources.
Restaurant News Resource (RNR) provides links to news articles on various restaurant industry topics, including development, finance, sales and marketing, and trends. The site also offers information about job openings, available realty, and suppliers under the resources section.
In addition to up-to-date news articles on the retail industry, RetailWire provides a discussion medium for professionals, as well as tips and webinars on subjects related to the retail business. The site also provides research papers and sponsored whitepapers relating to the industry. A free registration is required to access parts of the site.
Road Traffic Technology offers recent news and a company directory for those in the road traffic industry. In addition, the site features news on upcoming and completed projects as well as a number of products and services.
The Royal Aeronautical Society (RAES) acts as a coordinating organization and a helpful network tool for the Aerospace & Defense industry. This website contains a list of upcoming conferences and events for the industry, as well as online versions of selected sections of the National Aerospace Library—which is run by RAES. The website also offers a paid membership that includes benefits, discounts, and directory services.
SAP offers articles that provide insight on all aspects of business in the consumer products industry: from the supply chain to marketing to product innovation. This site has many articles, found in PDF files, on past case studies and current opinions and analysis on the industry.
The Secured Finance Network (formerly known as the Commercial Finance Association) website contains a variety of information including a listing of events, options for education, industry data, and information on many different chapters of the organization. The SFN claims their website is an essential resource for all organizations and professionals who deliver and enable secured finance to businesses.
SeedQuest provides news, data, and statistics on the seed industry. The site offers yellow pages for seed suppliers and white pages for the industry on the international level.
Ship-technology.com provides information about the global shipping industry. The site offers information about products and services, suppliers, a company directory organized alphabetically, and featured articles. In addition, the site offers information projects by region and category, recent news, white papers, and industry events. Users can subscribe to a free newsletter as well.
The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) Military Expenditure Database provides information on military expenditures of 172 countries from 1988 to present. The data is based on open sources only, including a SIPRI questionnaire which is sent out annually to all countries included in the database. The site also includes sections on the methods they use to monitor expenditure, recent trends, and publications. Users can access the database and download it in multiple formats for free.
This is the official website of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME), a society with a membership of mining professionals from all over the world. SME is divided into eight divisions that represent different parts of the mining industry and focuses on providing information exchange and professional development. The website provides information on its sections, committees, publications, and news.
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is the national trade association of solar energy manufacturers, dealers, distributors, contractors, installers, architects, consultants, and marketers. The objective of the SEIA is to expand the use of solar technologies in the global marketplace. The website features information about SEIA's four focuses: 1) social awareness, 2) trade, tax, & environment, 3) finance & tax, and 4) solar policy.
The Specialty Food Association (SFA) provides articles about the food industry that focus on fostering trade, commerce, and interest in the specialty food industry. This site features an extensive product, company, and content finder, which allows users to search by keyword. Also available are recent news articles, webinars, and a listing of events. Most uses of the website are free of charge, but there is a membership fee for producers, suppliers, and retailers.
Steelonthenet.com provides the steel sector with headlines and reports. The site also provides various statistics related to steel industries, including costs and data, information on steel views, conferences, and consulting. Registration is required for some sections of the site.
Steel-Technology provides projects, products, services, and a company directory regarding the steel industry. The site also provides a series of upcoming events to be held around the world.
Published by the National Retail Federation, in conjunction with Deloitte, The Global Powers of Retailing provides a ranking by annual sales of the top 250 global retailers. Country of origin, store format, and number of countries of operation are also provided for each retailer within the ranking. A link to the ranking is located at the beginning of the publication. This report also includes other analyses of the top global powers of retailing.
The focus of the website Strategy + Business is “to bridge the gap between theory and practice in contemporary global business.” The site provides articles, interviews, and information on the newest trends in business strategy, management, and innovation. Users can access information on the main page but articles from current and past issues of the magazine require a subscription.
Successful Farming reports current agriculture news organized by crops, livestock, machinery, and farm management. It also provides information on current market and weather trends, helping farmers and investors discover potential problems within the industry.
TechCrunch covers news on business technology companies ranging from Silicon Valley startups to multinational conglomerates. Articles are released by the hour and cover a plethora of topics, including app development, global markets, and high-tech industry innovations. A section called "CrunchBase" is a database that profiles different tech companies, key people, and market movers.
This web page is a sub-section of MarketResearch.com. It provides many research reports regarding the telecommunication equipment industry, such as information on computer hardware & networking, e-commerce & IT outsourcing, media, software & enterprise computing, and telecommunications & wireless. Free membership registration is required to view certain features of the site.
The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) is a resource for small or large businesses. It offers resources on global information and communications technology industries with respect to industry standards, solutions to issues, policies, news, and various market resources such as market forecast. The site requires an online application and membership dues to access some features, however many are available for free.
Textile Web contains a directory for global textile industry news and textile companies. It also contains textile product descriptions.
Textile World includes industry news, a business section, new products, a buyer's guide, events calendar, and a number of other sections specific to the textile industry.
This is the official site for the Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST), an international non-profit organization that provides a professional network for the steel industry. The website includes information about membership, member chapters, tech committees, conferences, and expositions.
Provided by Cornell University, the Center for Hospitality Research offers a series of reports, news, and events pertaining to the hospitality industry. While the free registration is not necessary to access the news articles, it is needed to access the full reports. Also, in terms of events, the website provides a listing of guest speakers visiting the university, a series of past and upcoming roundtable discussions, and information on various road shows.
Located at the University of Minnesota, the Food Industry Center provides newsletters, a series of working papers, publications, and information on events within the food industry.
The Health and Economic Effects of Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals in Africa is an article of the globalEDGE business review that describes the negative impacts of pharmaceutical product counterfeiting in Africa. The in-depth analysis provides several cause and effect relationships in the context of the drug industry with research from the Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection Program at Michigan State University.
Produced by Investopedia, The Industry Handbook for the Airline Industry offers a general overview of information that potential investors in the airline industry should look for, as well as helpful advice for investors already involved. Topics include key ratios and terms, Porter's 5 forces analysis, and helpful links. The site also provides a general background on the airline industry itself.
The Institute of Materials, Minerals, and Mining (IOM3) is an engineering institution based in the United Kingdom that deals with all aspects of the materials, minerals, and mining industry worldwide. The main goal of the institute is to promote the industry globally through networking and events, information services, publications, and training.
A publication of JOC Group Inc., The Journal of Commerce Online is an interactive business tool for industry experts that provides breaking news, market analyses, sailing schedules, logistics tools, market data, and links to other important resources. Features include webcasts, podcasts, and videos that cover common commerce topics, such as maritime news, trucking logistics, intermodal shipping, air cargo, trade regulations, and trade logistics. Some content is limited without a membership.
This is the official website of the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS), an international organization that covers the scope of the minerals, metals, and materials industry. TMS's functions include promoting technology transfers, developing professionals, and developing unity. The website includes information about membership, meetings and events, publications, and volunteer tools.
Petroleum Technology Transfer Council (PTTC) was established by the Department of Energy to provide a forum for the transfer of technology and best practices for producers. The site provides a calendar of training and events, information by region, and other resources in the energy industry.
The Retail Bulletin (TRB) is the primary news source for the retail industry. The site contains links to different news articles, all relating to major changes within specific retail firms, as well as the retail industry as a whole. A list of conferences and events is also available.
The Silver Institute is an international organization that has members from all over the world who work in various parts of the silver industry. The institute's goal is to research the industry and develop markets for silver. The site includes news, events, resources, publications, and other information on different properties and uses of silver.
Total Telecom provides many articles related to region specific as well as global issues in today's telecommunications industry. Most of the articles focus on different telecom companies and their relations with individual countries and regions. The site also provides job leads in the industry, upcoming event listings, and the option to sign up for a newsletter.
Trade.gov offers a wide range of current industry information and trade leads to help exporters of U.S. goods and services get the information they need to compete successfully in overseas markets. This information includes trade events, market research, trade agreements, statistics and data, publications, industry associations, and points of contact for the industry.
Trade.gov offers a wide range of current industry information to help exporters of U.S goods and services get the information they need to compete successfully in overseas markets. The site offers information about top markets, market research and publications, an automotive resource guide, statistics and reports, and upcoming trade events.
Trade.gov offers a wide range of current industry information to help exporters of U.S goods and services get the information they need to compete successfully in overseas markets. This information includes trade events, market research, trade agreements, statistics and data, publications, industry associations, and points of contact for the industry.
Trade.gov offers a wide range of current industry information and insights to help exporters of U.S. goods and services get the information they need to compete in overseas markets. This information includes trade events, market research, and industry contact points. The site also offers information on sub-sectors such as oil and gas, renewable energy, civil nuclear, and coal.
Trade.gov offers a wide range of current industry information to help exporters of U.S. goods and services gain the necessary knowledge to compete successfully in overseas markets. This information includes trade events, financial news, and contact points within the financial industry.
Trade.gov offers a wide range of current industry information to help exporters of U.S. goods and services get the information they need to compete successfully in overseas markets. This information includes trade events, market research, statistics and data, publications, industry associations, and points of contact for the industry.
Trade.gov offers a wide range of current industry information to help exporters of U.S. goods and services get the information they need to compete successfully in overseas markets. This information includes trade events, market research, trade agreements, statistics and data, publications, industry associations, and points of contact for the industry.
Trade.gov's manufacturing page explains how manufacturing industries advance the global competitiveness of industries through the development and execution of trade and investment policies and promotion.
Trade.gov offers a wide range of current industry information to help exporters of U.S. goods and services get the information they need to compete successfully in overseas markets. This information includes trade events, market research, publications, industry associations, and industry contact points.
Trade.gov offers a wide range of current industry information and trade leads to help exporters of U.S. goods and services get the information they need to compete successfully in overseas markets. Key professional services sectors on the website include accounting, legal, management consulting, education, and architecture and engineering services.
Provided by Heavy Duty Trucking, Truckinginfo is a resource for professionals in the trucking industry. The site offers recent news articles, white papers, blogs, and product news all related to the trucking industry. In addition, the site offers articles and news in the areas of equipment, fleet management, safety, drivers, maintenance, products, fuel, and the aftermarket.
The Union of European Railway Industries (UNIFE) is the European network for the railway supply industry. It is a professional association representing the interests of companies in the industry. UNIFE’s mission is to enhance the competitiveness of the railway industry and to promote European policies favorable to rail. The site contains information on several topics, such as trade and international affairs, standards and regulations, and environment and sustainability. Also available on the site is information regarding UNIFE's current projects, news and publications, and industry events.
The United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agriculture Service describes the implications of the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), specifically the impact on the agriculture industry. The site offers data, analysis, and recent news.
Focusing on the competition of manufacturers in the United States, Manufacturing.gov provides information on recent publications and additional resources highlighting the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation, also known as Manufacturing USA. This resource offers information about manufacturing initiatives, funding, news, and trade partners.
The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) develops policy on legislative and regulatory issues facing the nuclear energy industry and provides a forum to resolve technical and business issues for the industry. The site provides information about issues and policies regarding nuclear energy, a knowledge center regarding nuclear energy, and recent news.
ThomasNet Product Sourcing is a useful search engine powered by a classification system designed for finding parts, components, and products from companies across the United States. Users of this site can search for product suppliers based on detailed product specifications and attributes.
The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) publishes a large variety of reports and expository essays about the state of the transportation industry. UMTRI takes an in-depth look at specific issues currently affecting the automotive industry such as traffic safety programs, sustainable transportation, energy efficiency, and emissions. UMITRI also offers facilities and services, including field data collection, child safety seat performance evaluation, and a driving simulator.
The USDA National Agricultural Library provides an immense collection of agricultural articles and information. Topics range from agricultural history to regulations to research and technology.
VentureOutsource.com provides information on electronics manufacturing services, including listings, markets, and a directory. The site also provides various resources for electronics original equipment manufacturers. A free registration is required to access the full site.
The World Coal Association is a non-profit, non-governmental organization of coal enterprises and associations. The association aims to stabilize and ensure the longevity of the coal industry through engagement and innovation. The site includes information on the workings of the industry including mining, transporting, and pricing coal.
The World Cocoa Foundation promotes a sustainable cocoa economy through economic and social development and environmental stewardship in cocoa-growing communities. The site helps to connect farmers and farming organizations to market information systems and provides a brief overview of the world cocoa market.
The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) is a foundation with the mission of promoting social and economic development in countries that produce cocoa. This site provides information including an entire research library covering scientific as well as socioeconomic topics. Some of the manuals provided by the site are written in French, but all publications posted are available for free download in PDF format.
The World Energy Council (WEC) is the leading global energy organization. Its mission is to promote the sustainable use and supply of energy for the benefit of all people. The site offers statistical data on energy resources and trends by country or region. Also provided is a news and media portion of the website dedicated to posting recent news related to the energy industry. Research publications on the website are sorted by publication type which includes strategic, perspectives, and leader insights publications.
This is the official website for the World Gold Council, an international association that looks to develop the markets for the gold industry. The site includes the council's investments, government affairs, news, events, and information concerning gold.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. WHO is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends. The WHO website contains a variety of healthcare-related publications, as well as information about the organization, its programs, and healthcare statistics.
World Oil provides both national and international events and news on its website, which cover topics including oil and gas, economics and energy, and geology. The site also provides a monthly newsletter and a data center with energy industry statistics.
World Steel Association (worldsteel) represents steel producers and aims to provide relevant information for steel companies all over the world who become members. The site includes a multimedia center, world steel figures and statistics, descriptions of activity and corresponding reports, past conferences, speeches, and presentations. Publications are accessible in PDF.
World Wind Energy Association (WWEA) is a non-profit association working towards the promotion and development of wind energy technology with members in 95 countries. The site contains news headlines and stories, publications on wind energy, and event listings for those interested in becoming involved with the wind energy industry.
ZDNet provides the latest news and research in the computer software industry and also focuses on IT security issues. The site also contains articles related to specific technology companies.