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These reports focus on industries where small businesses account for much of the activity. The reports are designed to help in business planning, whether at start-up or expansion, or to serve as a reality check for existing businesses. The summaries of trends and issues, opportunities and challenges are based on the most current published research. Each report also contains a Profile of the Industry in Missouri and Appendixes that point to additional sources of information.

The  following reports are in Portable Document Format (PDF).  To view the files, you will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader.  After you have installed Acrobat Reader, simply click on any title.  
 
E-Commerce:  The Emerging Electronic Economy
Computer Programming and Computer Integrated Systems Design
U.S. Building Maintenance Services Industries
Boat Building and Repairing
Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Manufacturing Industry
Sheet Metal Work Industry
Soap and Other Detergents Manufacturing Industry
Lithography and Commercial Printing
Fabricated Structural Metal Industry

For additional industry reports, please visit the Center for Competitive Analysis-Rolla web site.

Dr. Doug Smith, Project Director
Center for Competitive Analysis
Phone: (314) 516-6108
Fax: (314) 516-6827 or 516-4631
ldsmith@umsl.edu
College of Business Administration
8001 Natural Bridge Road
220 CCB
St. Louis, MO 63121
Last Updated:  04/09/01 12:12