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Businesses - Canada

The Businesses database provides a detailed list of businesses from Data Axle. It includes company name, Standard Industrial Classification (SIC), and North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) industry code and location coordinates for every business in the database. There are about 1.1 million records in this database and the data undergo an exhaustive telephone verification process every year to ensure accuracy. In addition, the data are cleaned by our analysts to identify duplicates to the fullest extent possible. The points are geocoded using the best available tools. As a geocoded locations database, the Businesses dataset is ideal for selecting individual or a network of businesses that can be used for trade area analysis, store rankings, and mapping competitors. 

Below you will find a short video that covers product details, sources, methodology, applications and key questions about this product. Watching this video will provide you with an overview of the product and give you some ideas for how it can be used in your own work.

Following the video, there are some additional resources linked for your reference: release notes, variables list, metadata, glossary, and NAICS code glossary.  

Additional Resources:
Businesses Release Notes
Businesses Variables List
Businesses Metadata
Businesses Glossary
Businesses NAICS Code Glossary

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