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Industry Resources

Industry Associations

Trade association websites often contain industry news & information, although some data may be available to members only. Look for news, research, resources, library, data, or other tabs on the association's website.

These are often great sources of information, so don't overlook them!

How to find relevant industry associations and organizations:

1. Do an advanced Google Search, structured like the following: industry description + association

Example: fiber optics + association

Example: automobile + association site:.org

Tip: Adding the site:.org command to a Google search will limit all the results to those with domains ending in .org.

2. Many major associations are listed in Wikipedia's "List of industry trade groups in the United States."

3. And, associations are also listed under the "More Info" tabs in Occupational Outlook Handbook occupation entries.