free business list
You can generate a list of businesses in an area using the ReferenceUSA database. To access the database please visit our Resource Center page. Under "Category", click on "Business & Finance". Under "Databases", click on "Reference USA". In the "Detail" column click on "Search". When prompted to do so, enter the 14-digit barcode number from your library card. Once in the database, click on the "Custom Search" tab. You can use the custom search to limit your search by type of business, geography, and various other characteristics. Once you have entered all of your search terms and delimiters click on "View Results" in order to generate your list of businesses.