List of registered (limited liability) companies. The submissions in this data category does not need to include detailed financial data such as balance sheet etc. To satisfy this category, the following minimum criteria must be met:

  • Name of company
  • Unique identifier of the company
  • Company address
  • Updated at least once a month

Data Location

Comments

In the US, corporate registration happens at the state level. The timeliness, availability, and licensing of this data varies among all 50 states. There is no federal dataset that contains all corporate registrations. It would be possible to create a unified open registry for all US corporations (even if only via aggregation from state ones) but this does not exist at this time.

Across those states performance varies widely and in many cases data is not available in bulk, is not machine readable, is not openly licensed etc. For more detail, see the per state summary on Open Corporates.

Reviewer comments

Good summary, I have no problem signing off on this. It's the best way of summing up a complex situation.

Data Availability

  • ? Openly licensed
  • ? Is the data available for free
  • ? Is the data machine readable
  • ? Available in bulk
  • ? Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis
  • ? Publicly available
  • Y Is data in digital form
  • ? Is the data available online
  • Y Does the data exist
Key:
  • Yes
  • No
  • Unsure
  • No data

Details

Date the data became available   Unknown
Format of data   Unknown
Reviewer   Rebecca Sentance
Submitters   Blessing Jee
Last modified   Mon Sep 21 2015 18:27:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)