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Gartner provides unlimited access to a knowledge base of IT research and technology news, products and trends to support your research and business projects. Gartner is available to all current University of Texas at Austin students, faculty and staff. With thousands of research articles on every aspect of information technology, the applications of Gartner research reach beyond the technology field to practical uses in education, business management, healthcare, government and more.


IBISWorld: Industry profiles on 700+ US niche industries including information on Barriers to Entry.

Investext contains active and historical industry research reports. Select NO DATE RANGE for best results.

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MarketLine Advantage has industry reports with Porter's 5 Forces Analysis.
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Statista provides statistical data from thousands of institutions and sources. It provides access to data from market and opinion research institutions, as well as from business organizations and government agencies.

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Market Potential Index

About the Index

The purpose of this study is to rank, with a U.S. focus, the market potential of 87 identified countries and to provide guidance to the U.S. companies that plan to expand their markets internationally.

Market Potential Index (MPI)

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