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Business Data

Esri offers both business locations and business summary data enabling you to:

  • Reveal 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 with 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 comprehensive list of businesses from Data Axle for select 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 classifies businesses by the following:

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

The Business Summary database gives you statistics for the following:

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


  • Locations: January 2021
  • Summary: January 2020

Available geographies


U.S. Business Locations is a point-level data set.


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 Esri's Apps for Everyone.

For information on how many credits are needed to run reports, see Credits by capability.

Variable lists

How to get it

Business data is available in various products including:

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


The Business Locations data from SafeGraph contain information on 5 million U.S. places including name, location, industrial classification code, and brand. These places are defined as locations where consumers can spend money and/or time and includes places like restaurants, grocery stores, malls, parks, hospitals, museums and more.


  • Locations: February 2021

Update frequency

  • Locations—
    • Quarterly (ArcGIS Business Analyst and ArcGIS Community Analyst Web Apps)

How to get it

SafeGraph data is available in:

In this topic
  1. Data Axle
  2. SafeGraph