Company Register 15% open

United States

What data is expected?

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.

  • Name of company
  • Company address
  • Unique identifier of the company
  • Register available for entire country

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licenced No Terms of Use are not clearly given.
In an open and machine-readable format .HTML
Downloadable at once No
Up-to-date No
Publicly available No
Available free of charge Yes
findable 4
findable_steps Went on the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) website, the "search" feature is available under "company filings"
Collected by government Yes
usability 1
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:
Controlled access Yes
characteristics Name of company, Company address, Unique identifier of the company, Register available for entire country
location - 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.

Meta data

Data location - EDGAR Company Search
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   Unknown
Reviewer   Evangelia Kampouri
Submitters   Katherine Wikrent
Last modified   Thu Jan 26 2017 16:24:33 GMT+0000 (UTC)