Global-Biz Industry Guide


Industry Directories

  • The Thomas Register of American Manufacturers -- the Internet's largest industrial buying and specifying guide. Provides free access to register for free access to 155,000 companies,60,000 product & service classification headings and 124,000 brand names
  • Hoovers Online --offers information about more than 12,000 public and private companies worldwide. Hoover'sCompany Capsules are a free source of basic information and useful links for all the companies they cover. Hoover's Company Profiles offer in-depth information on 3,000 companies. They cover each company's strategy, history, products and operations, competitors, and financial performance. The profiles are available through Personal Subscriptions and Hoover's Online Licenses.
  • BigBook -- a directory of 11 million businesses throughout the United States. This compendium offers nationwide street-level maps, third-party reviews, and customer ratings.
  • Industry.net -- Industry.net’s mission is to enable interactive one-to-one marketing of products and services in the industrial manufacturing sector. They do this by disseminating the information necessary to enable the "lifecycle of equipment" to the people who specify, procure, build, and maintain that equipment.Industry.net aims to facilitate the interaction between the buyers and sellers of products to promote a targeted, cost-efficient, comprehensive environment.
Agribusiness Links
  • Market Asia online-- formally the Asia Regional Agribusiness Project's web site.
  • PIEnet -- Global Catalogues on agriculture and agribusiness sites maintained by the Australian Government's Department of Primary Industries & Energy
  • USDA Economics and Statistics System at Albert R. Mann Library, Cornell University. The USDA Economics and Statistics System contains nearly 300 reports and datasets from the economics agencies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. These materials cover U.S. and international agriculture and related topics. Most reports are text files that contain time-sensitive information. Most data sets are in spreadsheet format and include time-series data that are updated yearly.

U.S. University Agribusiness and Agriculture Sites


  • The Apparel Exchange--offers MARKETPLACES, National Register of Apparel Manufacturers, Links to Members and Advertisers,Other Industry Links, DIRECTORIES - BY SUBSCRIPTION and some free,
    TRADE ASSOCIATIONS, Global Contacts and Trade Information
  • The Apparel Industry Sourcing Site --for designers and production departments, store and cataloge buyers around the world using the site to do their research and sourcing needs.
  • Fashion & Textile -- A French site promoting apparel, shoes and textile businesses. Fashion & Textile is a site dedicated to create new Business contacts between International manufacturers and importers worldwide. With Fashion & Textile you will have the opportunity to find apparel stock lots, shoes factory overruns and overstocks, textile surplus from the most famous designers and manufacturers. Fashion & Textile is thus an outstanding marketplace for sellers and buyers to post their offers and requests
  • Stockshop International -- Interactive Online Trading for apparel, accessories, footwear, household linen, and textiles

Leather Goods and Footwear

  • Footwear.net -- the global Internet resource connecting buyers and sellers
  • The Leathernet site is designed specifically for the Leather Industry - World Wide. Contains country market reports, leather directory, trading board, news from Leather Magazine and Leathernet
  • Leather India -- the website of the Council for Leather Exports (The official body sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, to promote the export of Leather & Leather Products from India)

Furniture and Wood Products

  Gifts and Decorative Accessories

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