First Research adds new industry content

147688161Four questions to test your industry knowledge (and answers below):  

Which health care sector saw job growth of more than 30 percent between 2002 and 2011? 

Which regions do US food manufacturers view as ripe for expansion?

How much did the value of US residential construction spending grow in 2012?

Which manufacturing sector saw imports from China climb by 75 percent from 2007 to 2012?

The answers to these questions are in our newest First Research industry profiles: Ambulatory Health Care Services, Food Manufacturing, Real Estate, and Industrial Control Products Manufacturing.

As our customers already know, First Research offers a wealth of information about more than 380 industries. Our industry editors provide salespeople, bankers, and other professionals with the data they need to make daily business decisions. In 2013 we’re devoted to adding 50 new industry profiles based on customer feedback.

Each First Research profile contains an overview, trends, opportunities, challenges, financials, related websites, and an acronyms glossary. Our Call Prep question sheet offers fast facts and conversation starters to help break the ice with clients. First Research content can be accessed via a Hoover’s subscription, on the First Research stand-alone website, or in select D&B products. 

The answers to the questions above, from our newly added profiles:  

Ambulatory Health Care Services:
Why is the ambulatory health care services labor force growing? Employment is up in this industry in part due to the nation’s aging population and health care reform measures.    

Food Manufacturing:
US food manufacturers see growth in emerging markets such as Latin America and Asia as a result of consumers’ rising income and growing interest in Western foods.

Real Estate:
The value of US residential construction spending, a key indicator of real estate demand, grew by 14 percent as the economy improved and unemployment rates decreased.

Industrial Control Products Manufacturing:
Imports are a critical issue for the industrial control products manufacturing sector. US imports of relays and industrial controls grew by 30 percent between 2007 and 2012, and imports from China rose by 75 percent during that time.

Look for the latest First Research content in our recaps on Bizmology. Do you have an industry that you would like to see added to the First Research files? Please let us know in the comments section!

Linnea Kirgan

Linnea Kirgan is an industry editor for First Research/Hoover's, covering retail and consumer topics. Follow her on Twitter.

Read more articles by Linnea Kirgan.

Leave a Comment