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Business Data

Esri offers both Business Locations and Business Summary data, allowing you to do the following:

  • Discover opportunities by industry type, location, business size, sales volume, and employee statistics.
  • Identify daytime and evening hiring opportunities by industry classification.
  • Define the best types of merchandise to stock by retail industry sectors.
  • Research the competitive impact on business opportunities.

Esri offers business data from Data Axle (formerly known as Infogroup) and SafeGraph.

Data Axle

Esri's Business Locations data is extracted from a comprehensive list of businesses licensed from Data Axle. The business list contains data for more than 13 million U.S. businesses, including name and location, franchise code, industrial classification code, number of employees, and sales.

Esri's Business Summary data summarizes the list of businesses from Data Axle for specified NAICS and SIC summary categories by geography and includes total number of businesses, total sales, and total number of employees for a trade area.

The Business Locations database business classifications include the following:

  • Location SIC and NAICS industry classifications
  • Annual sales
  • Employees

The Business Summary database provides statistics for the following:

  • Total sales
  • Total number of employees
  • Number of businesses by industry


  • Locations: July 2021
  • Summary: January 2021

Available geographies


U.S. Business Locations is a point-level dataset.


See Available geographies.

Update frequency

  • Locations
    • Quarterly (ArcGIS Business Analyst and ArcGIS Community Analyst web apps)
    • Annually (ArcGIS Business Analyst Desktop)
  • Summary—Annually


Esri uses the following methodology for business data:

Sample reports

The following sample business reports are available:

For more information about reports and the products that contain them, visit ArcGIS Apps.

For information about the number of credits needed to run reports, see Credits by capability.

Variable lists

Data availability

Business data is available in various products including the following:

For information about purchasing Esri Demographics data as stand-alone datasets, contact


The Business Locations data from SafeGraph contains information about five million U.S. places, including name, location, industrial classification code, and brand. These places are defined as locations where consumers can spend money, time, or both and include restaurants, grocery stores, malls, parks, hospitals, museums, and more.


Locations: July 2021

Update frequency

Locations—Quarterly (ArcGIS Business Analyst and ArcGIS Community Analyst web apps)


The following document on the SafeGraph website includes the methodology for business data: Places Manual.

Data availability

SafeGraph data is available in the following products:

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  1. Data Axle
  2. SafeGraph