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Industry Research


The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is the standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying businesses. In 1997, NAICS replaced the Standard Industrial Classification System (SIC). 

Be mindful: Although NAICS is still being revised (every 5 years), many databases have begun to create their own classification systems, especially for classifying new and emerging technology companies.

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