Developing a marketing plan and hoping to locate leading competitors in a region of the United States that has realized significant product growth? Or maybe you’re targeting a particular part of the country to make a big move after graduation, and you’re hoping to locate future prospective employers and recent news on significant company happenings. Where do you go to locate regional business journals to search for such information? Try these sources:
Regional Business News from EBSCO. This databases covers more than 80 regional business publications covering all metro and rural areas in the United States. A sampling of titles available to search in this database includes Arkansas Business, Central New Jersey Business, Central Penn Business Journal, Finance & Commerce (Minneapolis, MN), Las Vegas Business Press, Long Island Business News, New Hampshire Business Review and many more.
ABI/INFORM Dateline from Proquest covers more than 240 journals including 190 full-text local, city, state and regional business publications. This database also carries some regional journals from international sources. A sampling of journal titles includes the Atlantia Business Chronicle, the Austin Business Journal, the Colorado Springs Business Journal, the Dallas Business Journal, Expansion (Madrid, Spain), the Financial Post (Karachi), Florida Trend (St. Petersburg), Island Business (Honolulu), Mint (New Deli), and many more.
LexisNexis Academic, Regional News-Current file. (To access this file, select the blue Sources tab/then Browse Sources/the yellow News folder/and click on the Regional News-Current file. This file contains regional news sources, both domestic and international, with coverage of 2 years of less. A sampling of sources covered includes Boston Magazine, California Journal, Chapel Hill Herald, Connecticut Post Online, Flint Journal (Michigan), the India Business Journal, Kabul Press, New York Magazine, the Omaha World Herald, and more.
Remember, the ReferenceUSA database is available to create a listing of companies operating within a particular town, city, or state. Using the database’s custom search feature, you can select a geographic area and industry. Run your search to create a list of companies producing a particular product or offering a particular service within your selected geographic area.
Ask a reference librarian for help searching these regional business sources and/or to discover more sources for locating news on regional companies and economies.