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SizeUpNassau FAQ

Why did the Nassau County Chamber of Commerce decide to provide this tool for business owners and entrepreneurs?

The Nassau County Chamber of Commerce is committed to supporting and strengthening our local economy. SizeUpNassau offers small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs access to crucial market insights and data that are normally reserved for large corporations. We view the provision of such information as an integral facet of our mission, as it empowers local businesses and entrepreneurs, ultimately contributing to the enhancement of our local economy.

What happens to the information I input into SizeUpNassau?

At the Nassau County Chamber of Commerce, we hold the trust and privacy of our members in the highest regard. We want to assure every member that the Chamber does not ever collect, store, or share any of the data or statistics populated in SizeUpNassau. We remain unwavering in our commitment to protect your privacy; your inquiries and insights remain exclusively yours. Click here to read the SizeUp Privacy Policy. 

Where does the SizeUpNassau data come from?

Per SizeUp’s FAQ:

In the United States, business data comes from hundreds of data sources including IRS records, county courthouse filings, Yellow Pages and White Pages, business publications, the U.S. Postal Service, and corporate annual reports, which are manually reviewed and maintained. The data is verified through over 25 million phone calls each year by third-party researchers and is constantly updated, which means the competitiveness ranking of businesses is recalculated with every update. This business data is similar to and includes the type of data used by the majority of the Fortune 100 companies, the most used search engines, and even GPS-based auto navigation systems.

Demographic, labor force, consumer, education, innovation, occupation, transportation, environmental, incentive, and entrepreneurship data comes from a wide range of public and private data sources including, but not limited to, the US Census, United States Postal Service, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Census Bureau estimates, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Medicare statistics, Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Federal Aviation Office, US Environmental Protection Agency, US Department of Housing and Urban Development, and commercial data providers. Data is updated on a varying schedule depending on the dataset. Demographic data includes current year projections using proprietary data for most data points.

Because much of the data provided by public sources is not updated frequently enough to make real-time business decisions (such as the US Census), data is projected to the present-year using proprietary methods. The methodology follows rigorous quantitative analysis standards which follow best practices in statistics, economics, demography, geography, corporate site selection, and economic development. In addition, SizeUp uses our proprietary methodology for analyzing information from all of the datasets.

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What industries are included in the data?

Per SizeUp's FAQ:

SizeUp includes information on thousands of industries. To be included, an industry must be one in which the typical business produces revenue. This excludes many industries primarily funded by government and religious institutions. Industries included on SizeUp must also comprise at least 1,000 businesses nationwide.

Can businesses have more than one industry?

Yes. Businesses can have up to six industry tags. This is to capture businesses and establishments that engage in multiple activities at one location. 

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