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Career Research: Research a Company

Public or Private?

Which type of company are you researching? It makes a big difference!

Public companies:
stock is owned by the public and is traded on the stock market
required to file financial statements and other reports with the SEC

This makes it easy to find a lot of information on public companies.

Private companies:
stock not sold to the general public and does not trade on an exchange
not required to share financial information or other company news

Thus it can be quite difficult to do research on private companies.

UWM Libraries Databases

Resources for Local Companies

Open Access Web Sites

Open access web sites for company research: