PrimeGlobal members' people-related industries services provide members with information on industries that entertain, care for our health, and work for the public good. This section covers arts, entertainment & recreation, health related industries and public administration. To see more specifics about which PrimeGlobal member firms have a speciality in arts, entertainment & recreation, or to find out if a particular member serves a specific sector, search the PrimeGlobal Directory.

Arts, Entertainment & Recreation

The arts, entertainment & recreation industry group includes most of the ways people entertain themselves. The most common arts, entertainment & recreation related industries served by PrimeGlobal member firms include:

Entertainment. The entertainment industry (also informally known as show business) is in actuality a large number of sub-industries devoted to entertainment. The term is often used to describe companies that control the distribution and manufacture of mass media entertainment. In the popular parlance, the term Show Business in particular describes the performing arts, especially musical theatre, vaudeville, comedy, film, and music. It applies to every aspect of entertainment including cinema, television, radio, theater and music.

Hotels and Restaurants. These industries cover a wide range of organizations offering food service and accommodation. The industry is divided into sectors according to the skill-sets required for the work involved. The hotel sector includes a number of venues for lodging and accommodation, including hotels, motels, hostels, commercially-available private homes (bed and breakfast, guest house, or vacation rental), or at a campsite. Restaurants are strictly defined as any establishment which prepares and serves food and drink to customers in return for money, either paid before the meal, after the meal, or with a running tab.


Recreation. Participants in this industry operate facilities where patrons can engage in sports, recreation, amusement, or gambling activities and/or provide other amusement and recreation services, such as supplying and servicing amusement devices, operating sports teams, clubs, or leagues who play games for recreational purposes, and guiding tours without using transportation equipment.

Tourism, Hospitality, and Leisure. This broad category of fields within the service industry includes lodging, restaurants, event planning, theme parks, transportation, cruise lines, and tourism. The hospitality industry is a several billion dollar industry that mostly depends on the availability of leisure time and disposable income. Sectors include accommodation, food and beverage, meeting and events, gaming, entertainment and recreation, tourism services, and visitor information.

Health Related Industries

Health related industries are those industries related to care for people’s physical health and well-being. The most common health related industries served by PrimeGlobal member firms include:

Healthcare. Worldwide, health care expenditures total about $5 trillion annually, according to Swiss Re. Total health spending (both public and private) as a portion of GDP ranges from about 7 percent in countries such as Estonia to 17 percent in the US, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development. Major services include hospital medical care and outpatient care provided by physicians. Other services include dental work, urgent care, elderly and hospice care, and social assistance.

Pharmaceuticals. The pharmaceutical industry develops, produces, and markets drugs licensed for use as medications. The development phase includes drug discovery, whereby potential drugs are discovered or designed, and drug development, which includes activities after a compound is identified as a potential drug to establish its suitability as a medication. Pharmaceutical companies are allowed to deal in generic and/or brand medications and medical devices. They are subject to a variety of laws and regulations regarding the patenting, testing and ensuring safety, effectiveness, and marketing of drugs.

To see more specifics about which PrimeGlobal member firms have a specialty in health related industries, or to find out if a particular member serves a specific sector, search the PrimeGlobal Directory.


Public Administration

The public administration & other services industry group includes a range of industries that are intended to serve the public good. The most common public administration & other services related industries served by PrimeGlobal member firms include:

Aerospace & Defense. The aerospace and defense industry is composed of companies that manufacture defense products, such as aircraft, watercraft, weaponry, and information systems, and companies manufacturing spacecraft. Most of these products are purchased by governments for military purposes or by national space programs.

Government Contractors. This industry is built around the need of governments to purchase goods and services from independent contractors.  Government purchasing falls into two main categories: acquisition and procurement. Acquisition is when an agency figures out what it needs, then builds a strategy for purchasing. Procurement refers to the contracting portion of purchasing: An agency requests proposals, evaluates them, and awards a contract. Different levels of government have different commercial needs, but common types of government contracts include defense, medical services, consulting, construction, R&D, information systems, and waste management systems. In the USA, commercial vendors must register and meet certain financial standards to apply for government contracts, as well as follow highly regulated procedures for bidding on contracts, which are meant to ensure fair competition and prevent waste and fraud.

Education. The education industry consists of schools, colleges, universities and various private institutions, often divided into three sectors: primary education (nursery school through high school), higher education (colleges and universities), and vocational education (job oriented education based on the apprenticeship method of learning.)

National, State, & Local Governments. Government refers to the legislators, administrators, and arbitrators in the administrative bureaucracy who control a state at a given time, and to the system of government by which they are organized. Throughout the world, governments organize agencies, cabinets, bureaus, and other internal organizations to assure the provision of needed services to the citizens of their nation, and to assure the lawful conduct of daily living within their borders.

Labor Organizations. Labor Organizations, also referred to as Labor Unions, represent groups of workers within common industries or professions. Unions negotiate with management to establish general employment terms, including fair wages, health benefits, pension plans, safety requirements, job security, and overtime compensation, as well as enforcing contract terms and following established grievance procedures for violations. Unions also lobby for legislation favorable to the members and industries represented.


Nonprofit. Included in the nonprofit industry are grantmaking foundations, charitable trusts, and other organizations that raise funds for social welfare activities; advocacy organizations that promote a particular cause or benefit a specific constituency; and groups that promote the civic or social interests of their members. Typical examples include educational and philanthropic trusts, health research fundraising groups, civil liberties and human rights organizations, wildlife conservation and environmental establishments, alumni associations, fraternal organizations, and scouting groups.

Public Services. Public services are those considered as so essential to modern life that for moral reasons their universal provision should be guaranteed. Public service industry providers include education, electricity, environmental protection, fire service, gas, health care, law enforcement, military, public broadcasting, libraries, public transportation, public housing, social services, telecommunications, town planning, waste management, and water supply networks.

To see more specifics about which PrimeGlobal member firms have a specialty in public administration & other services, or to find out if a particular member serves a specific sector, search the PrimeGlobal Directory.

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