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Resources for Community Entrepreneurs

Collection of free and subscription resources available to Pennsylvania residents.

Finding Company Information & Data

Researching supplier, partner and competitor companies can help you measure success of an industry nationally or locally and track growth trends. Company information can include number of employees, annual revenue, and company products and services.

Search Tips:

  • Use industry reports, broker reports and news stories to identify major players
  • Identify applicable NAICS industry classifications to help build lists of companies
  • Understand the difference between private and public companies and the amount of information that is publicly available
  • Read company annual reports and financial filings such as the 10K, 10Q and 8K for information about company inner operations, supply chains and risk management

Pitt-owned resources are only available in-person at the Hillman Library or Homewood CEC or by appointment via the Business Research Clinic for non-Pitt entrepreneurs. Users can obtain a guest pass at the Hillman Library Ground Floor Services for walk-in access to business resources. For more information, please contact

Carnegie Library resources require a library card. Click here for more information.