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What is an NAICS code?

I am doing industry research and I keep seeing SIC and NAICS codes. What are these codes, and how do I use them?
Last Updated: Jul 28, 2015  |  13 Views

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The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), according to the U.S. Census Bureau, "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 replaced the SIC (Standard Industrial Classification) in 1997.

To find the NAICS code for your industry or company, try using the NAICS Search Tool, or search any of the library databases suggested below:

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