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Business Plan Research: Industry Research


NAICS (pronouced NAKES), the North American Industry Classification System, is the 6-digit industry classification system developed in cooperation with Canada and Mexico for classifying businesses for the purposes of collecting, analyzing and publishing statistical data.

Search by keyword or code


The SIC (Standard Industry Classification) Code is the system used by US government agencies to classifying industries by a four-digit code.   It was to be replaced by the NAICS code, but some databases and agencies still use the SIC Codes.

Keyword or SIC Code Search

Manual Search

Business Source Complete

Industry Search, Use Advanced Search -->in "NAICS code or Description"

Search by broad industry topic, then use the limiters on the left side of the results.  Click on Source types and look for "Industry Profiles" and/or "SWOT  Analyses"

Hoovers Industry Surveys

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--> Search Hoovers (choose "Hoover's Industry Snapshots")

                 --> Click on Hoover's Industry Snapshots" and it will be added as a filter

--> Enter Industry in the Search box and Enter

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