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Answered By: Kate Anderson, Business Librarian Last Updated: Feb 04, 2016 Views: 37
According to the NAICS website:
The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 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 was developed ... and adopted in 1997 to replace the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system. It was developed jointly by the United States, Mexico, and Canada to allow for a high level of comparability in business statistics among the North American countries.
Learn more about NAICS and SIC industry codes:
AMA Dictionary of Business and Management from Credo Reference database
Encyclopedia of Small Business from Gale Virtual Reference database
NAICS and SIC articles from Discovery database
Using NAICS and SIC Codes in Rasmussen Library Databases:
Search for industry information using NAICS codes in any of the following business databases (select NAICS from the Advanced Search menu):
Mergent Online (use NAICS or SIC codes!)
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