Do you know the NAICS and SIC codes for the industry you are researching?
The federal government assigns these codes to business segments for data collection and reporting purposes. NAICS (North American Industry Classification System) codes were adopted in 1997 to replace the old Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system. Many research resources, such as databases, utilize NAICS and/or SIC codes for searching purposes.
Find NAICS and SIC codes for a specific industry using one of these resources:
To obtain information on a particular Industry, it helps to have the NAICS and/or SIC codes for the industry. ReferenceUSA, Business & Company Resource Center, and Hoover's state the NAICS and SIC codes for a company. If you cannot find it, please see the information on the left.
While it is true that most of the databases allow for industry searches by NAICS and SIC code, it is also possible to find industry by keyword search. Therefore, please check both methods (codes and keyword) to make sure you are finding all the reports you need.