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NAICS codes

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes (pronounced "nakes" codes) are helpful when searching business databases. An industry can have more than one NAICS code. The longer the code, the more specific it is. For example:

722513 — Fast-food restaurants
7225 — Restaurants and other eating places
722 — Food services and drinking places
72 — Accommodation and food services

NAICS categories don't distinguish between small and large business, or between for-profit and non-profit.

Databases for industry research

Great places to start

More focused searches

Advanced tools

See the Tutorials tab for quick lessons on how to use these powerful tools: