Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Adams State University
Nielsen Library


A LibGuide for the Small Business Development Center in the San Luis Valley

NAICS Explanation

An Explanation of the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) with specific emphasis for Labor Market Information Customers.


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. It is important to know the NAICS codes associated with your business because you will use them while searching for resources. 

SIC Codes and OSHA