are organizations of companies and people in the industry sector
find them by web searching :
( example) [industry keyword] association
useful for membership lists, statistics, reports and industry trends, press releases, conferences and an indication of how the industry is structured
Industrial Quick Search (IQS®), IQS Directory is a comprehensive listing of manufacturers and suppliers serving major segments of the OEM industrial manufacturing marketplace across the United States and Canada. Includes links to industry and trade associations and descriptions of industrial processes.
Canadian Government Departments
Research and business intelligence: industry sector data, financial benchmarks, labour trends and business statistics.