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The health of any firm relies on its ability to bring new business contracts in the door.  Is your firm actively seeking new client opportunities?  To help focus your efforts, the list below shows the top 20 industries in 2009 that are spending on lobbying at the federal level.  If your firm specializes in any of these industries, Go Get It!

2009 Top Lobbying Industries

Industry
Total
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products
$134,458,183
Oil & Gas
$82,102,040
Insurance
$81,528,794
Electric Utilities
$71,549,272
Computers/Internet
$59,524,533
TV/Movies/Music
$52,844,824
Misc Manufacturing & Distributing
$51,580,190
Hospitals/Nursing Homes
$50,330,605
Education
$49,045,825
Business Associations
$45,896,154
Securities & Investment
$42,063,302
Civil Servants/Public Officials
$41,568,564
Air Transport
$40,758,173
Health Professionals
$39,408,563
Health Services/HMOs
$34,646,637
Real Estate
$33,714,438
Automotive
$32,652,794
Misc Issues
$29,706,464
Telecom Services & Equipment
$28,291,629
Misc Energy
$27,444,853
Figures compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics using the quarterly lobbying disclosure reports filed with the Secretary of the Senate’s Office of Public Records (SOPR) and posted to their Web site.