List of registered (limited liability) companies. The submissions in this data category do not need to include detailed financial data such as balance sheet, etc. Open data from company registers may be used for many ends: e.g. enabling customers and businesses to see with whom they deal, or to see where a company has registered offices. This definition draws on the work of OpenCorporates.
The submitter assessed the usability of the data as follows (3 - little to no effort needed, 1 - extensive effort needed): 1
|Downloadable at once||No|
|Available free of charge||Yes|
|In an open and machine-readable format||.HTML|
|findable_steps||Went on the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) website, the "search" feature is available under "company filings"|
|Collected by government||Yes|
|collector_name||Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)||Appears SEC now consolidates information, but unclear to what extent because the data are only able to be queried, not downloaded: https://www.sec.gov/edgar/searchedgar/companysearch.html|
|characteristics||Name of company, Company address, Unique identifier of the company, Register available for entire country|
|location||https://www.sec.gov/edgar/searchedgar/companysearch.htm - EDGAR Company Search|
Similar to last year, company register data in the U.S. is maintained at the state level. However, it is worth it to take a deeper look into the SEC database to assess to what extent their dataset corresponds to state-level information.
Data are available free of charge on the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) website via EDGAR, the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system. However, data are available through a search mask so one needs to know the name of an entity in order to find it. Company Name, CIK (Central Index Key) number, SIC (Standard Industrial Classification), State Location, State of Inc., Fiscal Year End, Business Address, and Filings are given in .HTML format. The dataset cannot be downloaded in bulk, and how often the data are updated is not stated.