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Paula C Johnson
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What Are NAICS Codes?

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes (pronounced "nakes") are helpful when searching business databases. An industry can have more than one NAICS code. NAICS categories don't distinguish between small and large business, or between for-profit and non-profit. The longer the code, the more specific it is.

For example:

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Databases for Industry Research

Great places to start

IBISWorld Find industry market research from the United States, including industry reports by NAICS code and specialty reports.
Business Insights: Essentials See the Industries tab for industry overviews and market share reports. You can search by NAICS code or industry name.
ABI/INFORM Collection Find articles, summaries, and citations in business, management, and marketing.
Business Source Ultimate Find articles from academic journals and business magazines, as well as company profiles, market research, and industry reports.
Mintel Academic Find market research reports on consumer products, services, and lifestyles. Each report describes the economic drivers, leading companies, market share, market size, trends, segmentation, and consumer attitudes and purchasing habits. Reports cover consumer markets in the USA and Europe.
Nexis Uni (formerly LexisNexis Academic) Find newspaper articles, business profiles, patents, and legal research from across the globe.
CB Insights This market intelligence platform analyzes millions of data points on venture capital, startups, patents, partnerships, and news mentions to help you see tomorrow's opportunities, today. To use this database, you'll need to set up a free account with your UA email.
Value Line

Browse for industry analyses.

Industry Snapshots

The U.S. Economic Census is done every 5 years, for years ending in "2" and "7." The most recent data are from 2017.

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See the Economic Census.

Search the data using a NAICS code (e.g., find NAICS codes for chemical manufacturing here).

County Business Patterns provide economic data by industry. Data include the number of establishments, employment, first quarter payroll, and annual payroll.