Trade associations are made up of businesses and professionals within an industry. They exist to promote the industry and to support and educate industry professionals. Trade association websites can be a great source of data and information about an industry.
There are several ways to find trade associations.
To find trade associations search keywords that describe your company's or product's industry with the term "trade association" in Google.
Includes: Encyclopedia of Associations: International Organizations Encyclopedia of Associations: National Organizations of the U.S. Encyclopedia of Associations: Regional, State, and Local Organizations. No holdings available after 2018.
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