NAICS is an industry classification system that the government uses to organize information about industries and companies. It is important to know the NAICS and SIC codes for the companies and industries you are researching since so many databases let you search by the NAICS or SIC number to find industry averages and comparison data.
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Good place to get U.S. government statistics on employment, consumer, and producer prices, industry, and labor. Good for: Consumer Expenditure data and identifying relevant economic information (see Regional Offices and Wages by Area and Occupation
Covering more than 700 industries, IBIS World is an important tool for Industry Market Research. Search by Industry, Keyword, or NAICS code. Includes Industry Research Reports and Industry Risk Rating Reports, and Public Company profiles. On Campus Access.