Company Register 17% 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?

Data Usability Beta

The submitter assessed the usability of the data as follows (3 - little to no effort needed, 1 - extensive effort needed): 1

Data Location

  • - EDGAR Company Search
  • All answers

    Question Answer Comment
    Openly licenced No Terms of Use are not clearly given.
    Downloadable at once No
    Up-to-date No
    Publicly available No
    Available free of charge Yes
    In an open and machine-readable format .HTML
    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.

    Reviewer comments

    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.

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    Date the data became available   Unknown
    Format of data   Unknown
    Reviewer   Evangelia Kampouri
    Submitters   Katherine Wikrent
    Last modified   Thu Jan 26 2017 16:24:33 GMT+0000 (UTC)