Company by Industry

Corporation Histories categorized by Industry

Industry categorization is not black and white. Many companies do business across multiple industries, and industry in general is a subjective and organic concept that changes in concordance with the supply and demand of business. Therefore, although companies are grouped generally into categories across this website, the categories are not always exact. In the individual profiles for each corporation, the company’s industry information will be more specific to describe that company’s niche in business rather than reflective of category generalization.

The general categories for History of Corporations include the following overarching industries.

  1. Energy
  2. Health Services
  3. Construction
  4. Finance
  5. Government
  6. Information Industry
  7. Leisure and Hospitality
  8. Household and Office Goods
  9. Business Services Industry
  10. Trade/Retail Industry
  11. Transportation Industry

Each of these overarching industries can be broken into smaller categories that describe more specifically the niche market of any given company. An incomplete breakdown of how each industry is divided is provided below.

Business Services

This industry serves the needs of businesses, including advertising, marketing, legal services, and other services to promote a business visibility and viability.

  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Legal Services
  • Tax Preparation
  • Business Consultation


This industry category has to do with material goods that require land (or water) for material goods to be grown, raised, surveyed, harvested, or extracted for market value. This industry breaks down further into the following:

  • Mining
  • Oil and Gas extraction
  • Power generation and distribution (utilities)

Construction Industry

The construction industry involves the building of structures such as corporate complexes, houses, schools, bridges, railroads, etc. The construction industry also involves the maintenance and repair of building structures. This industry breaks down further into the following:

  • Engineering
  • Building Development
  • Trade Contracting (carpentry, painting, roofing, etc)
  • Landscaping
  • Plumbing

Health Services Industry

Heath services include health care, health insurance, and pharmaceutical companies.

Finance Industry

The finance industry is concerned with financial banking, insurance, consultation, and investment.

  • Banking
  • Insurance
  • Investments

Government and Public Advocacy

The government industry includes all organizations and bureaucracies involved in the development and maintenance of governmentally-funded or directed services, activities, and advocacies not including the postal service, public education, and hospitals.

  • Federal Government
  • State and Local Government
  • Advocacy, Grant making, and Civic Organizations

Information Industry

The Information industry includes all businesses that monetize information through creation, publication, and distribution, as well as computer manufacturing and distribution

  • Broadcasting
  • Internet Services
  • Motion Picture, Music, and Video
  • Publishing
  • Software and Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Computer manufacturing

Leisure and Hospitality Industry

The leisure industry is the business of entertainment as it pertains to vacation and individual enjoyment of leisurely activities and performance attendance. The industry also includes any manufacturers of leisure goods, such as games, video consoles, and sporting goods.

  • Cultural and Historical Exhibits
  • Food and Drink Establishments or Restaurants
  • Gambling and Casinos
  • Hotels, Inns, Resorts, Other Accommodations
  • Performance and Sporting Events

Houshold and Office Goods

The Household and Office Goods sector manufacture and distribute goods that are commonly used in the home and office, such as furniture, cleaners, personal items, and other goods used to repair and maintain the home and office.

Trade/Retail Industry

The trade/retail industry includes any business engage in direct sale of a product or service to the consumer.

  • Automotive Dealership
  • Clothing and Accessory
  • General Merchandise
  • Grocery Store
  • Wholesale Supply

Transportation Industry

The transportation and utilities industries include any business involved in carrying, freighting, shipping, storing, or trucking, as well as the manufacture of cars and trucks.

  • Airlines
  • Trucking
  • Warehousing
  • Automobile manufacturing
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