Thursday, October 26, 2017

Business Stats at Sub-provincial Level

I’m help a graduate-level class that is working on a feasibility study for a new downtown grocery store. The instructor would like to find things like market share, customer numbers, sales by industry, and so on.

Apart from location counts by NAICS code and employee size at the CMA-level, everything we’ve located is national or provincial.

Are there sources for more detailed information, apart from CDER or custom tabs?


You may find some of the publications from the Centre for the Study of Commercial Activity at Ryerson useful.

I don’t know if this helps, but for sales data, employee counts and other company/industry data one place we refer students to is the D&B Million Dollar Database. You can search by SIC (e.g., 54110000 for grocery stores) and limit by geography (e.g., Manitoba / Winnipeg). Doesn’t provide all the data you want in your case, of course.