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The following resources provide ways to find rankings by company, industry, and country.

Company Rankings

Some commonly used company ranking lists are below. If you need help finding historical lists contact us. 

  • Fortune's Rankings
    • This site provides a collection of assorted rankings such as company and people.
  • Forbes Lists
    • Provides rankings based on a variety of categories ranging from the wealthiest people on the planet to the best colleges America has to offer.
  • Inc. 5000
    • The fastest growing privately-held companies in the US.
  • Gale Directory Library
    • Choose the Business Rankings Annual publication.

Ranking within Industry

You can get ranked lists of companies within industries in many resources, such as: 

  • NetAdvantage
    • For rankings in broad industry sectors (e.g. health care, energy), go to the Markets tab and select an industry. On the left select Constituents.
  • Statista
    • Either search by keyword, or go to Reports > Industries
  • Book of Lists 
    • Lists of the top companies in various industries in specific metro areas in the U.S. 

See also how to make a list of companies and other places to get market size and share information

Country Rankings

  • World Competitiveness Online
    • IMD World Competitiveness Online is a unique and comprehensive database on the competitiveness of nations.

  • Index of Economic Freedom
    • An annual guide published by The Heritage Foundation. The Index covers 12 freedoms – from property rights to financial freedom – in 184 countries.
  • Ease of Doing Business Rankings
    • Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business, from 1–190. A high ease of doing business ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.

See also the Country Information Research Guide

Answered By: Nora Richardson
Last Updated: Mar 25, 2021

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