The following sources allow you to build a list of companies, both public and private, based on certain criteria (state, city, sales, etc.).



  • Great online directory of manufacturers, distributors, and service providers
  • Small companies that manufacture very specific products are included
  • Over 67,000 categories




  • Very basic information about companies
  • In the 'Available Databases' section, hover over 'U.S. Businesses' OR 'U.S. New Businesses' and click Search
  • Select the 'Custom Search' tab



Dun and Bradstreet's Million Dollar database

  • Very basic information about companies
  • Select 'Advanced Search >>' from the opening screen


Business Insights: Essentials

  • Select 'Generate Lists' near the bottom of the opening screen 
  • Entering a SIC or NAICS code will return you a list of companies that classify themselves in an industry


LexisNexis Academic

  • From the home page, select 'Companies' in blue from the options on the left side of the screen
  • Select 'Dossier Create a Company List'
Last Update: 25 Jul 23:32