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Technical Paper

2021 U.S. Business Locations and Business Summary Data

This white paper details Esri's methodology for extracting its business data from a comprehensive list of businesses licensed from Data Axle. This business list contains data on almost 13 million U.S. businesses.

In maintaining and adding to its business database, Data Axle references several sources including directory listings such as Yellow Pages, business white pages, and annual reports. Additional listings include: 10-K and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) information, federal, state, municipal government data as well as business magazines, newsletters, newspapers, and information from the U.S. Postal Service.

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