Data Axle (formerly ReferenceUSA) US Business Historical Data Files
If you need to work with a large number of businesses from across the US, text files of all US businesses are available from data axle in the MIT Libraries Dataverse. Click Log In in the upper right and select Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Historic company records (1997- ) created annually from Data Axle's U.S. Business Database. Contains company name, mailing address, industry, employee size, sales volume, latitude/longitude, and other variables about each company.