The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is the standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy.
NAICS was developed by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and adopted in 1997 to replace the Standard Industrial Classification System (SICS). These codes are good to know because providers of Industry information often use them classify to industries.
The Economic Census provides detailed information on business activity at the national and local level including: number of establishments; sales, receipts, revenues, shipments; annual payroll; number of employees. Industry snapshots and industry ratios are also provided.
Created by the International Business Center at Michigan State University, globalEDGE™ is a knowledge web-portal that connects international business professionals worldwide to a wealth of information, insights, and learning resources on global business activities.
The SBDC National Information Clearinghouse serving the Small Business Development Center Network and America's small business community. This website has access to industry information and market research reports.