NAICS - North American Industry Classification System
The North American Industry Classification System (abbreviated 'NAICS') is a system of classifying industry segments by a (6) six-digit code. Established in the 1997 as a response to the increased economic influence of Canada and Mexico. NAICS codes are much more detailed in their descriptive data than the previously used SIC codes.
This search page is provided by the United States Census Bureau. When you access the above link you will be taken to a page on the United States Census Bureau's website. It's from there you can search for your NAICS Code. For questions or help with NAICS classificatipatons be sure to contact The Census Bureau direct. Here's contact information:
U.S. Census Bureau
4600 Silver Hill Road
Washington, DC 20233
301-763-INFO (4636) or 800-923-8282
NAICS industries, unlike SIC Classifications, utilize a (6) six-digit code system. This method of coding allows for a larger number of industry sectors as identified by NAICS. The longer code system also provides for more detail in the data provided. NAICS Codes are guided by the interational NAICS agreement.
Extended NAICS industry classifions are:
Agriculture - Forestry - Fishing - Hunting
Transportation including Warehouse
Finance including Insurance
Real Estate Rental - Leasing
Scientific, Technical and Professional
Management - Enterprises and Companies
Administration - Support - Waste Management - Remediation
Health Care - Social
Arts - Entertainment - Recreation
Accommodation - Food Services
NAICS and SIC codes share the same purpose, standardized classification of business operations for the development of consistant statistical information for analysis. By using the above link you can look up your NAICS code.
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