One of the most common truisms that people throw out is that “small business is the backbone of the American economy.” While the phrase is certainly overused, it does highlight an important truth, which is that, according to the Small business Administration’s (SBA) 2018 Small business Profile, 99.9 percent of United States businesses are small businesses. What’s more, nearly 50 percent of American employees are employed by small businesses, equivalent to 58.9 million people.

Although small businesses are all around us, defining what a small business is can feel elusive. What exactly constitutes a small business? Is it the same thing as a startup? Read on to find out what a small business is and what the SBA definition of a small business is as well.

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What Is a Small Business?

There are several definitions of a small business. The reason for this is because there are various institutions, such as the Small business Administration or the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), define a small business differently and for different purposes. Naturally, the IRS’s main focus for defining a small business is related to tax purposes. Whereas for the SBA, defining a small business is important for qualifying for SBA and federal government programs. Indeed, satisfying the SBA’s definition of a small business is very important because SBA loan programs and contracting opportunities are specifically reserved for small businesses.

The average American likely has their own standard or definition of a small business, oftentimes thinking of a downtown shop or restaurant, for example. This perception could be based in part on reality because, according to the Census Bureau’s Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs, firms employing fewer than 20 workers account for 89 percent of companies in the U.S. However, small businesses can certainly employ more than 20 workers and be considered a small business.

The IRS mentions on their website that small businesses are those with assets under $10 million. But it’s not an official definition of a small business. The definition of a small business according to SBA standards is more official and more complex.

Related: When Are Business Taxes Due?

SBA Definition of Small Business

The SBA has size requirements in its definition of a small business. However, these size requirements vary according to industry as defined by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code. For example:

  • In the manufacturing industry, companies with 500 employees or fewer are considered a small business.
  • In non-manufacturing industries, companies with average annual receipts of less than $7.5 million qualify as a small business.

The main method that the SBA uses to define small businesses is through its Small Business Size Regulations. These are primarily based on two measures: the average annual receipts or the average employment of a company. The SBA size standard represents the largest size that a business can be while remaining classified as a small business for SBA and federal contracting programs. Thus, if the size standard is based on the number of employees, a size standard of 1,000 would mean your company would need to have 1,000 employees or fewer to be considered a small business by the SBA.

Depending on the industry sector — for example, mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction or utilities or construction— small businesses can be defined by millions of dollars in average annual receipts or by the number of employees. But even within a sector, subsectors can be defined by one or the other. For instance, within the mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction sector, small businesses under the subsector, support activities for mining, are defined by average annual receipts, while all other subsectors are defined by the number of employees.

See: 6 Small Business Trends for 2020

The Importance of SBA’s Size Definition of a Small Business

Complying with the SBA’s size definition of a small business is important for a number of reasons. First and foremost, you must meet the SBA’s definition because their SBA loan programs and federal government contract work depend on your company qualifying as a small business by their standard. One of the SBA’s primary roles is to protect and support small business in the U.S. Hence, being properly classified as a small business is a necessary condition in order to qualify for their programs. If you don’t meet their definition, then your company will not be able to qualify, let alone get approved, for funding such as an SBA loan.

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Full SBA Table of Standards for Small Business by Industry and Subsector

Here you can find the SBA Table of Small Business Size Standards Matched to NAICS Codes, which you can use to determine if your small business fits the definition as laid out in terms of average annual receipts or number of employees. The SBA calculates annual receipts based on all revenue in whatever form — including sales of products or services, interest, dividends, rents, royalties, fees or commissions — received or accrued by a business. For calculating the number of employees, the SBA counts all individuals employed on a full-time, part-time or other basis, including employees obtained from a temp agency, professional employee organization or leasing concern.

Here’s a breakdown of what constitutes a small business across major industries and all their subsectors. The table includes the overall industry sector, each subsector with its respective NAICS code, and the maximum size standard in terms of either average annual receipts or by number of employees.

Agriculture

NAICS industry description: Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

Sector 11 – Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
Subsector 111 Crop Production Size standards in average annual receipts Size standards in number of employees
111110 Soybean Farming $1 million
111120 Oilseed (except Soybean) Farming $1 million
111130 Dry Pea and Bean Farming $1 million
111140 Wheat Farming $1 million
111150 Corn Farming $1 million
111160 Rice Farming $1 million
111191 Oilseed and Grain Combination Farming $1 million
111199 All Other Grain Farming $1 million
111211 Potato Farming $1 million
111219 Other Vegetable (except Potato) and Melon Farming $1 million
111310 Orange Groves $1 million
111320 Citrus (except Orange) Groves $1 million
111331 Apple Orchards $1 million
111332 Grape Vineyards $1 million
111333 Strawberry Farming $1 million
111334 Berry (except Strawberry) Farming $1 million
111335 Tree Nut Farming $1 million
111336 Fruit and Tree Nut Combination Farming $1 million
111339 Other Non-citrus Fruit Farming $1 million
111411 Mushroom Production $1 million
111419 Other Food Crops Grown Under Cover $1 million
111421 Nursery and Tree Production $1 million
111422 Floriculture Production $1 million
111910 Tobacco Farming $1 million
111920 Cotton Farming $1 million
111930 Sugarcane Farming $1 million
111940 Hay Farming $1 million
111991 Sugar Beet Farming $1 million
111992 Peanut Farming $1 million
111998 All Other Miscellaneous Crop Farming $1 million
Subsector 112 Animal Production and Aquaculture
112111 Beef Cattle Ranching and Farming $1 million
112112 Cattle Feedlots $8 million
112120 Dairy Cattle and Milk Production $1 million
112210 Hog and Pig Farming $1 million
112310 Chicken Egg Production $16.5 million
112320 Broilers and Other Meat Type Chicken Production $1 million
112330 Turkey Production $1 million
112340 Poultry Hatcheries $1 million
112390 Other Poultry Production $1 million
112410 Sheep Farming $1 million
112420 Goat Farming $1 million
112511 Finfish Farming and Fish Hatcheries $1 million
112512 Shellfish Farming $1 million
112519 Other Aquaculture $1 million
112910 Apiculture $1 million
112920 Horses and Other Equine Production $1 million
112930 Fur‑Bearing Animal and Rabbit Production $1 million
112990 All Other Animal Production $1 million
Subsector 113 Forestry and Logging
113110 Timber Tract Operations $12 million
113210 Forest Nurseries and Gathering of Forest Products $12 million
113310 Logging 500
Subsector 114 Fishing, Hunting and Trapping
114111 Finfish Fishing $22 million
114112 Shellfish Fishing $6 million
114119 Other Marine Fishing $8 million
114210 Hunting and Trapping $6 million
Subsector 115 Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry
115111 Cotton Ginning $12 million
115112 Soil Preparation, Planting, and Cultivating $8 million
115113 Crop Harvesting, Primarily by Machine $8 million
115114 Postharvest Crop Activities (except Cotton Ginning) $30 million
115115 Farm Labor Contractors and Crew Leaders $16.5 million
115116 Farm Management Services $8 million
115210 Support Activities for Animal Production $8 million
115310 Support Activities for Forestry $8 million
115310_a_Except Forest Fire Suppression $20.5 million
115310_b_Except Fuels Management Services $20.5 million

Mining

NAICS industry description: Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

Sector 21 – Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Subsector 211 Oil and Gas Extraction Size standards in average annual receipts Size standards in number of employees
211120 Crude Petroleum Extraction 1,250
211130 Natural Gas Extraction 1,250
Subsector 212 Mining (except Oil and Gas)
212111 Bituminous Coal and Lignite Surface Mining 1,250
212112 Bituminous Coal Underground Mining 1,500
212113 Anthracite Mining 250
212210 Iron Ore Mining 750
212221 Gold Ore Mining 1,500
212222 Silver Ore Mining 250
212230 Copper, Nickel, Lead, and Zinc Mining 750
212291 Uranium‑Radium‑Vanadium Ore Mining 250
212299 All Other Metal Ore Mining 750
212311 Dimension Stone Mining and Quarrying 500
212312 Crushed and Broken Limestone Mining and Quarrying 750
212313 Crushed and Broken Granite Mining and Quarrying 750
212319 Other Crushed and Broken Stone Mining and Quarrying 500
212321 Construction Sand and Gravel Mining 500
212322 Industrial Sand Mining 500
212324 Kaolin and Ball Clay Mining 750
212325 Clay and Ceramic and Refractory Minerals Mining 500
212391 Potash, Soda, and Borate Mineral Mining 750
212392 Phosphate Rock Mining 1,000
212393 Other Chemical and Fertilizer Mineral Mining 500
212399 All Other Nonmetallic Mineral Mining 500
Subsector 213 Support Activities for Mining
213111 Drilling Oil and Gas Wells 1,000
213112 Support Activities for Oil and Gas Operations $41.5 million
213113 Support Activities for Coal Mining $22 million
213114 Support Activities for Metal Mining $22 million
213115 Support Activities for Nonmetallic Minerals (except Fuels) $8 million

Utilities

NAICS industry description: Utilities

Sector 22 – Utilities
Subsector 221 Utilities Size standards in average annual receipts Size standards in number of employees
221111 Hydroelectric Power Generation 500
221112 Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation 750
221113 Nuclear Electric Power Generation 750
221114 Solar Electric Power Generation 250
221115 Wind Electric Power Generation 250
221116 Geothermal Electric Power Generation 250
221117 Biomass Electric Power Generation 250
221118 Other Electric Power Generation 250
221121 Electric Bulk Power Transmission and Control 500
221122 Electric Power Distribution 1,000
221210 Natural Gas Distribution 1,000
221310 Water Supply and Irrigation Systems $30 million
221320 Sewage Treatment Facilities $22 million
221330 Steam and Air‑Conditioning Supply $16.5 million

Construction

NAICS industry description: Construction

Sector 23 – Construction
Subsector 236 Construction of Buildings Size standards in average annual receipts Size standards in number of employees
236115 New Single-family Housing Construction (Except For-Sale Builders) $39.5 million
236116 New Multifamily Housing Construction (except For-Sale Builders) $39.5 million
236117 New Housing For-Sale Builders $39.5 million
236118 Residential Remodelers $39.5 million
236210 Industrial Building Construction $39.5 million
236220 Commercial and Institutional Building Construction $39.5 million
Subsector 237 Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
237110 Water and Sewer Line and Related Structures Construction $39.5 million
237120 Oil and Gas Pipeline and Related Structures Construction $39.5 million
237130 Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction $39.5 million
237210 Land Subdivision $30 million
237310 Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction $39.5 million
237990 Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction $39.5 million
237990_Except Dredging and Surface Cleanup Activities2 $30 million
Subsector 238 Specialty Trade Contractors
238110 Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors $16.5 million
238120 Structural Steel and Precast Concrete Contractors $16.5 million
238130 Framing Contractors $16.5 million
238140 Masonry Contractors $16.5 million
238150 Glass and Glazing Contractors $16.5 million
238160 Roofing Contractors $16.5 million
238170 Siding Contractors $16.5 million
238190 Other Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors $16.5 million
238210 Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors $16.5 million
238220 Plumbing, Heating, and Air‑Conditioning Contractors $16.5 million
238290 Other Building Equipment Contractors $16.5 million
238310 Drywall and Insulation Contractors $16.5 million
238320 Painting and Wall Covering Contractors $16.5 million
238330 Flooring Contractors $16.5 million
238340 Tile and Terrazzo Contractors $16.5 million
238350 Finish Carpentry Contractors $16.5 million
238390 Other Building Finishing Contractors $16.5 million
238910 Site Preparation Contractors $16.5 million
238990 All Other Specialty Trade Contractors $16.5 million
238990_Except Building and Property Specialty Trade Services $16.5 million

Manufacturing

NAICS industry description: Manufacturing

Sector 31 – 33 – Manufacturing
Subsector 311 Food Manufacturing Size standards in average annual receipts Size standards in number of employees
311111 Dog and Cat Food Manufacturing 1,000
311119 Other Animal Food Manufacturing 500
311211 Flour Milling 1,000
311212 Rice Milling 500
311213 Malt Manufacturing 500
311221 Wet Corn Milling 1,250
311224 Soybean and Other Oilseed Processing 1,000
311225 Fats and Oils Refining and Blending 1,000
311230 Breakfast Cereal Manufacturing 1,000
311313 Beet Sugar Manufacturing 750
311314 Cane Sugar Manufacturing 1,000
311340 Nonchocolate Confectionery Manufacturing 1,000
311351 Chocolate and Confectionery Manufacturing from Cacao Beans 1,250
311352 Confectionery Manufacturing from Purchased Chocolate 1,000
311411 Frozen Fruit, Juice and Vegetable Manufacturing 1,000
311412 Frozen Specialty Food Manufacturing 1,250
311421 Fruit and Vegetable Canning3 1,000
311422 Specialty Canning 1,250
311423 Dried and Dehydrated Food Manufacturing 750
311511 Fluid Milk Manufacturing 1,000
311512 Creamery Butter Manufacturing 750
311513 Cheese Manufacturing 1,250
311514 Dry, Condensed, and Evaporated Dairy Product Manufacturing 750
311520 Ice Cream and Frozen Dessert Manufacturing 1,000
311611 Animal (except Poultry) Slaughtering 1,000
311612 Meat Processed from Carcasses 1,000
311613 Rendering and Meat Byproduct Processing 750
311615 Poultry Processing 1,250
311710 Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging 750
311811 Retail Bakeries 500
311812 Commercial Bakeries 1,000
311813 Frozen Cakes, Pies, and Other Pastries Manufacturing 750
311821 Cookie and Cracker Manufacturing 1,250
311824 Dry Pasta, Dough, and Flour Mixes Manufacturing from Purchased Flour 750
311830 Tortilla Manufacturing 1,250
311911 Roasted Nuts and Peanut Butter Manufacturing 750
311919 Other Snack Food Manufacturing 1,250
311920 Coffee and Tea Manufacturing 750
311930 Flavoring Syrup and Concentrate Manufacturing 1,000
311941 Mayonnaise, Dressing and Other Prepared Sauce Manufacturing 750
311942 Spice and Extract Manufacturing 500
311991 Perishable Prepared Food Manufacturing 500
311999 All Other Miscellaneous Food Manufacturing 500
Subsector 312 Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
312111 Soft Drink Manufacturing 1,250
312112 Bottled Water Manufacturing 1,000
312113 Ice Manufacturing 750
312120 Breweries 1,250
312130 Wineries 1,000
312140 Distilleries 1,000
312230 Tobacco Manufacturing 1,500
Subsector 313 Textile Mills
313110 Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 1,250
313210 Broadwoven Fabric Mills 1,000
313220 Narrow Fabric Mills and Schiffli Machine Embroidery 500
313230 Nonwoven Fabric Mills 750
313240 Knit Fabric Mills 500
313310 Textile and Fabric Finishing Mills 1,000
313320 Fabric Coating Mills 1,000
Subsector 314 Textile Product Mills
314110 Carpet and Rug Mills 1,500
314120 Curtain and Linen Mills 750
314910 Textile Bag and Canvas Mills 500
314994 Rope, Cordage, Twine, Tire Cord, and Tire Fabric Mills 1,000
314999 All Other Miscellaneous Textile Product Mills 500
Subsector 315 Apparel Manufacturing
315110 Hosiery and Sock Mills 750
315190 Other Apparel Knitting Mills 750
315210 Cut and Sew Apparel Contractors 750
315220 Men’s and Boys’ Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 750
315240 Women’s, Girls’, and Infants’ Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 750
315280 Other Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 750
315990 Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing 500
Subsector 316 Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
316110 Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 500
316210 Footwear Manufacturing 1,000
316992 Women’s Handbag and Purse Manufacturing 750
316998 All Other Leather Good and Allied Product Manufacturing 500
Subsector 321 Wood Product Manufacturing
321113 Sawmills 500
321114 Wood Preservation 500
321211 Hardwood Veneer and Plywood Manufacturing 500
321212 Softwood Veneer and Plywood Manufacturing 1,250
321213 Engineered Wood Member (except Truss) Manufacturing 750
321214 Truss Manufacturing 500
321219 Reconstituted Wood Product Manufacturing 750
321911 Wood Window and Door Manufacturing 1,000
321912 Cut Stock, Resawing Lumber, and Planing 500
321918 Other Millwork (including Flooring) 500
321920 Wood Container and Pallet Manufacturing 500
321991 Manufactured Home (Mobile Home) Manufacturing 1,250
321992 Prefabricated Wood Building Manufacturing 500
321999 All Other Miscellaneous Wood Product Manufacturing 500
Subsector 322 Paper Manufacturing
322110 Pulp Mills 750
322121 Paper (except Newsprint) Mills 1,250
322122 Newsprint Mills 750
322130 Paperboard Mills 1,250
322211 Corrugated and Solid Fiber Box Manufacturing 1,250
322212 Folding Paperboard Box Manufacturing 750
322219 Other Paperboard Container Manufacturing 1,000
322220 Paper Bag and Coated and Treated Paper Manufacturing 750
322230 Stationery Product Manufacturing 750
322291 Sanitary Paper Product Manufacturing 1,500
322299 All Other Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 500
Subsector 323 Printing and Related Support Activities
323111 Commercial Printing (except Screen and Books) 500
323113 Commercial Screen Printing 500
323117 Books Printing 1,250
323120 Support Activities for Printing 500
Subsector 324 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
324110 Petroleum Refineries4 1,500
324121 Asphalt Paving Mixture and Block Manufacturing 500
324122 Asphalt Shingle and Coating Materials Manufacturing 750
324191 Petroleum Lubricating Oil and Grease Manufacturing 750
324199 All Other Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 500
Subsector 325 Chemical Manufacturing
325110 Petrochemical Manufacturing 1,000
325120 Industrial Gas Manufacturing 1,000
325130 Synthetic Dye and Pigment Manufacturing 1,000
325180 Other Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing 1,000
325193 Ethyl Alcohol Manufacturing 1,000
325194 Cyclic Crude, Intermediate, and Gum and Wood Chemical Manufacturing 1,250
325199 All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing 1,250
325211 Plastics Material and Resin Manufacturing 1,250
325212 Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing 1,000
325220 Artificial and Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing 1,000
325311 Nitrogenous Fertilizer Manufacturing 1,000
325312 Phosphatic Fertilizer Manufacturing 750
325314 Fertilizer (Mixing Only) Manufacturing 500
325320 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing 1,000
325411 Medicinal and Botanical Manufacturing 1,000
325412 Pharmaceutical Preparation Manufacturing 1,250
325413 In‑Vitro Diagnostic Substance Manufacturing 1,250
325414 Biological Product (except Diagnostic) Manufacturing 1,250
325510 Paint and Coating Manufacturing 1,000
325520 Adhesive Manufacturing 500
325611 Soap and Other Detergent Manufacturing 1,000
325612 Polish and Other Sanitation Good Manufacturing 750
325613 Surface Active Agent Manufacturing 750
325620 Toilet Preparation Manufacturing 1,250
325910 Printing Ink Manufacturing 500
325920 Explosives Manufacturing 750
325991 Custom Compounding of Purchased Resins 500
325992 Photographic Film, Paper, Plate and Chemical Manufacturing 1,500
325998 All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 500
Subsector 326 Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
326111 Plastic Bag and Pouch Manufacturing 750
326112 Plastics Packaging Film and Sheet (including Laminated) Manufacturing 1,000
326113 Unlaminated Plastics Film and Sheet (except Packaging) Manufacturing 750
326121 Unlaminated Plastics Profile Shape Manufacturing 500
326122 Plastics Pipe and Pipe Fitting Manufacturing 750
326130 Laminated Plastics Plate, Sheet (except Packaging), and Shape Manufacturing 500
326140 Polystyrene Foam Product Manufacturing 1,000
326150 Urethane and Other Foam Product (except Polystyrene) Manufacturing 750
326160 Plastics Bottle Manufacturing 1,250
326191 Plastics Plumbing Fixture Manufacturing 750
326199 All Other Plastics Product Manufacturing 750
326211 Tire Manufacturing (except Retreading)5 1,500
326212 Tire Retreading 500
326220 Rubber and Plastics Hoses and Belting Manufacturing 750
326291 Rubber Product Manufacturing for Mechanical Use 750
326299 All Other Rubber Product Manufacturing 500
Subsector 327 Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
327110 Pottery, Ceramics, and Plumbing Fixture Manufacturing 1,000
327120 Clay Building Material and Refractories Manufacturing 750
327211 Flat Glass Manufacturing 1,000
327212 Other Pressed and Blown Glass and Glassware Manufacturing 1,250
327213 Glass Container Manufacturing 1,250
327215 Glass Product Manufacturing Made of Purchased Glass 1,000
327310 Cement Manufacturing 1,000
327320 Ready‑Mix Concrete Manufacturing 500
327331 Concrete Block and Brick Manufacturing 500
327332 Concrete Pipe Manufacturing 750
327390 Other Concrete Product Manufacturing 500
327410 Lime Manufacturing 750
327420 Gypsum Product Manufacturing 1,500
327910 Abrasive Product Manufacturing 750
327991 Cut Stone and Stone Product Manufacturing 500
327992 Ground or Treated Mineral and Earth Manufacturing 500
327993 Mineral Wool Manufacturing 1,500
327999 All Other Miscellaneous Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 500
Subsector 331 Primary Metal Manufacturing
331110 Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 1,500
331210 Iron and Steel Pipe and Tube Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 1,000
331221 Rolled Steel Shape Manufacturing 1,000
331222 Steel Wire Drawing 1,000
331313 Alumina Refining and Primary Aluminum Production 1,000
331314 Secondary Smelting and Alloying of Aluminum 750
331315 Aluminum Sheet, Plate and Foil Manufacturing 1,250
331318 Other Aluminum Rolling, Drawing, and Extruding 750
331410 Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Smelting and Refining 1,000
331420 Copper Rolling, Drawing, Extruding, and Alloying 1,000
331491 Nonferrous Metal (except Copper and Aluminum) Rolling, Drawing and Extruding 750
331492 Secondary Smelting, Refining, and Alloying of Nonferrous Metal (except Copper and Aluminum) 750
331511 Iron Foundries 1,000
331512 Steel Investment Foundries 1,000
331513 Steel Foundries (except Investment) 500
331523 Nonferrous Metal Die-Casting Foundries 500
331524 Aluminum Foundries (except Die‑Casting) 500
331529 Other Nonferrous Metal Foundries (except Die-Casting) 500
Subsector 332 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
332111 Iron and Steel Forging 750
332112 Nonferrous Forging 750
332114 Custom Roll Forming 500
332117 Powder Metallurgy Part Manufacturing 500
332119 Metal Crown, Closure, and Other Metal Stamping (except Automotive) 500
332215 Metal Kitchen Cookware, Utensil, Cutlery, and Flatware (except Precious) Manufacturing 750
332216 Saw Blade and Handtool Manufacturing 750
332311 Prefabricated Metal Building and Component Manufacturing 750
332312 Fabricated Structural Metal Manufacturing 500
332313 Plate Work Manufacturing 750
332321 Metal Window and Door Manufacturing 750
332322 Sheet Metal Work Manufacturing 500
332323 Ornamental and Architectural Metal Work Manufacturing 500
332410 Power Boiler and Heat Exchanger Manufacturing 750
332420 Metal Tank (Heavy Gauge) Manufacturing 750
332431 Metal Can Manufacturing 1,500
332439 Other Metal Container Manufacturing 500
332510 Hardware Manufacturing 750
332613 Spring Manufacturing 500
332618 Other Fabricated Wire Product Manufacturing 500
332710 Machine Shops 500
332721 Precision Turned Product Manufacturing 500
332722 Bolt, Nut, Screw, Rivet and Washer Manufacturing 500
332811 Metal Heat Treating 750
332812 Metal Coating, Engraving (except Jewelry and Silverware), and Allied Services to Manufacturers 500
332813 Electroplating, Plating, Polishing, Anodizing and Coloring 500
332911 Industrial Valve Manufacturing 750
332912 Fluid Power Valve and Hose Fitting Manufacturing 1,000
332913 Plumbing Fixture Fitting and Trim Manufacturing 1,000
332919 Other Metal Valve and Pipe Fitting Manufacturing 750
332991 Ball and Roller Bearing Manufacturing 1,250
332992 Small Arms Ammunition Manufacturing 1,250
332993 Ammunition (except Small Arms) Manufacturing 1,500
332994 Small Arms, Ordnance, and Ordnance Accessories Manufacturing 1,000
332996 Fabricated Pipe and Pipe Fitting Manufacturing 500
332999 All Other Miscellaneous Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 750
Subsector 333 Machinery Manufacturing
333111 Farm Machinery and Equipment Manufacturing 1,250
333112 Lawn and Garden Tractor and Home Lawn and Garden Equipment Manufacturing 1,500
333120 Construction Machinery Manufacturing 1,250
333131 Mining Machinery and Equipment Manufacturing 500
333132 Oil and Gas Field Machinery and Equipment Manufacturing 1,250
333241 Food Product Machinery Manufacturing 500
333242 Semiconductor Machinery Manufacturing 1,500
333243 Sawmill, Woodworking, and Paper Machinery Manufacturing 500
333244 Printing Machinery and Equipment Manufacturing 750
333249 Other Industrial Machinery Manufacturing 500
333314 Optical Instrument and Lens Manufacturing 500
333316 Photographic and Photocopying Equipment Manufacturing 1,000
333318 Other Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing 1,000
333413 Industrial and Commercial Fan and Blower and Air Purification Equipment Manufacturing 500
333414 Heating Equipment (except Warm Air Furnaces) Manufacturing 500
333415 Air‑Conditioning and Warm Air Heating Equipment and Commercial and Industrial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing 1,250
333511 Industrial Mold Manufacturing 500
333514 Special Die and Tool, Die Set, Jig and Fixture Manufacturing 500
333515 Cutting Tool and Machine Tool Accessory Manufacturing 500
333517 Machine Tool Manufacturing 500
333519 Rolling Mill and Other Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 500
333611 Turbine and Turbine Generator Set Unit Manufacturing 1,500
333612 Speed Changer, Industrial High‑Speed Drive and Gear Manufacturing 750
333613 Mechanical Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 750
333618 Other Engine Equipment Manufacturing 1,500
333912 Air and Gas Compressor Manufacturing 1,000
333914 Measuring, Dispensing, and Other Pumping Equipment Manufacturing 750
333921 Elevator and Moving Stairway Manufacturing 1,000
333922 Conveyor and Conveying Equipment Manufacturing 500
333923 Overhead Traveling Crane, Hoist and Monorail System Manufacturing 1,250
333924 Industrial Truck, Tractor, Trailer and Stacker Machinery Manufacturing 750
333991 Power‑Driven Hand Tool Manufacturing 500
333992 Welding and Soldering Equipment Manufacturing 1,250
333993 Packaging Machinery Manufacturing 500
333994 Industrial Process Furnace and Oven Manufacturing 500
333995 Fluid Power Cylinder and Actuator Manufacturing 750
333996 Fluid Power Pump and Motor Manufacturing 1,250
333997 Scale and Balance Manufacturing 500
333999 All Other Miscellaneous General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing 500
Subsector 334  Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
334111 Electronic Computer Manufacturing 1,250
334112 Computer Storage Device Manufacturing 1,250
334118 Computer Terminal and Other Computer Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 1,000
334210 Telephone Apparatus Manufacturing 1,250
334220 Radio and Television Broadcasting and Wireless Communications Equipment Manufacturing 1,250
334290 Other Communications Equipment Manufacturing 750
334310 Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing 750
334412 Bare Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing 750
334413 Semiconductor and Related Device Manufacturing 1,250
334416 Capacitor, Resistor, Coil, Transformer, and Other Inductor Manufacturing 500
334417 Electronic Connector Manufacturing 1,000
334418 Printed Circuit Assembly (Electronic Assembly) Manufacturing 750
334419 Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 750
334510 Electromedical and Electrotherapeutic Apparatus Manufacturing 1,250
334511 Search, Detection, Navigation, Guidance, Aeronautical, and Nautical System and Instrument Manufacturing 1,250
334512 Automatic Environmental Control Manufacturing for Residential, Commercial and Appliance Use 500
334513 Instruments and Related Products Manufacturing for Measuring, Displaying, and Controlling Industrial Process Variables 750
334514 Totalizing Fluid Meter and Counting Device Manufacturing 750
334515 Instrument Manufacturing for Measuring and Testing Electricity and Electrical Signals 750
334516 Analytical Laboratory Instrument Manufacturing 1,000
334517 Irradiation Apparatus Manufacturing 1,000
334519 Other Measuring and Controlling Device Manufacturing 500
334613 Blank Magnetic and Optical Recording Media Manufacturing 1,000
334614 Software and Other Prerecorded Compact Disc, Tape, and Record Reproducing 1,250
Subsector 335 Electrical Equipment, Appliance and Component Manufacturing
335110 Electric Lamp Bulb and Part Manufacturing 1,250
335121 Residential Electric Lighting Fixture Manufacturing 750
335122 Commercial, Industrial and Institutional Electric Lighting Fixture Manufacturing 500
335129 Other Lighting Equipment Manufacturing 500
335210 Small Electrical Appliance Manufacturing 1,500
335220 Major Household Appliance Manufacturing 1,500
335311 Power, Distribution and Specialty Transformer Manufacturing 750
335312 Motor and Generator Manufacturing 1,250
335313 Switchgear and Switchboard Apparatus Manufacturing 1,250
335314 Relay and Industrial Control Manufacturing 750
335911 Storage Battery Manufacturing 1,250
335912 Primary Battery Manufacturing 1,000
335921 Fiber Optic Cable Manufacturing 1,000
335929 Other Communication and Energy Wire Manufacturing 1,000
335931 Current‑Carrying Wiring Device Manufacturing 500
335932 Noncurrent‑Carrying Wiring Device Manufacturing 1,000
335991 Carbon and Graphite Product Manufacturing 750
335999 All Other Miscellaneous Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 500
Subsector 336 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
336111 Automobile Manufacturing 1,500
336112 Light Truck and Utility Vehicle Manufacturing 1,500
336120 Heavy Duty Truck Manufacturing 1,500
336211 Motor Vehicle Body Manufacturing 1,000
336212 Truck Trailer Manufacturing 1,000
336213 Motor Home Manufacturing 1,250
336214 Travel Trailer and Camper Manufacturing 1,000
336310 Motor Vehicle Gasoline Engine and Engine Parts Manufacturing 1,000
336320 Motor Vehicle Electrical and Electronic Equipment Manufacturing 1,000
336330 Motor Vehicle Steering and Suspension Components (except Spring) Manufacturing 1,000
336340 Motor Vehicle Brake System Manufacturing 1,250
336350 Motor Vehicle Transmission and Power Train Parts Manufacturing 1,500
336360 Motor Vehicle Seating and Interior Trim Manufacturing 1,500
336370 Motor Vehicle Metal Stamping 1,000
336390 Other Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 1,000
336411 Aircraft Manufacturing 1,500
336412 Aircraft Engine and Engine Parts Manufacturing 1,500
336413 Other Aircraft Part and Auxiliary Equipment Manufacturing7 1,250
336414 Guided Missile and Space Vehicle Manufacturing 1,250
336415 Guided Missile and Space Vehicle Propulsion Unit and Propulsion Unit Parts Manufacturing 1,250
336419 Other Guided Missile and Space Vehicle Parts and Auxiliary Equipment Manufacturing 1,000
336510 Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing 1,500
336611 Ship Building and Repairing 1,250
336612 Boat Building 1,000
336991 Motorcycle, Bicycle and Parts Manufacturing 1,000
336992 Military Armored Vehicle, Tank and Tank Component Manufacturing 1,500
336999 All Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 1,000
Subsector 337 Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
337110 Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Counter Top Manufacturing 750
337121 Upholstered Household Furniture Manufacturing 1,000
337122 Nonupholstered Wood Household Furniture Manufacturing 750
337124 Metal Household Furniture Manufacturing 750
337125 Household Furniture (except Wood and Metal) Manufacturing 750
337127 Institutional Furniture Manufacturing 500
337211 Wood Office Furniture Manufacturing 1,000
337212 Custom Architectural Woodwork and Millwork Manufacturing 500
337214 Office Furniture (Except Wood) Manufacturing 1,000
337215 Showcase, Partition, Shelving, and Locker Manufacturing 500
337910 Mattress Manufacturing 1,000
337920 Blind and Shade Manufacturing 1,000
Subsector 339 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
339112 Surgical and Medical Instrument Manufacturing 1,000
339113 Surgical Appliance and Supplies Manufacturing 750
339114 Dental Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 750
339115 Ophthalmic Goods Manufacturing 1,000
339116 Dental Laboratories 500
339910 Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing 500
339920 Sporting and Athletic Goods Manufacturing 750
339930 Doll, Toy, and Game Manufacturing 500
339940 Office Supplies (except Paper) Manufacturing 750
339950 Sign Manufacturing 500
339991 Gasket, Packing, and Sealing Device Manufacturing 500
339992 Musical Instrument Manufacturing 1,000
339993 Fastener, Button, Needle and Pin Manufacturing 750
339994 Broom, Brush and Mop Manufacturing 500
339995 Burial Casket Manufacturing 1,000
339999 All Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 500

Wholesale Trade

NAICS industry description: Wholesale trade

Sector 42 – Wholesale Trade
Subsector 423 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods Size standards in average annual receipts Size standards in number of employees
423110 Automobile and Other Motor Vehicle Merchant Wholesalers 250
423120 Motor Vehicle Supplies and New Parts Merchant Wholesalers 200
423130 Tire and Tube Merchant Wholesalers 200
423140 Motor Vehicle Parts (Used) Merchant Wholesalers 100
423210 Furniture Merchant Wholesalers 100
423220 Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 100
423310 Lumber, Plywood, Millwork, and Wood Panel Merchant Wholesalers 150
423320 Brick, Stone, and Related Construction Material Merchant Wholesalers 150
423330 Roofing, Siding, and Insulation Material Merchant Wholesalers 200
423390 Other Construction Material Merchant Wholesalers 100
423410 Photographic Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 200
423420 Office Equipment Merchant Wholesalers 200
423430 Computer and Computer Peripheral Equipment and Software Merchant Wholesalers 250
423440 Other Commercial Equipment Merchant Wholesalers 100
423450 Medical, Dental, and Hospital Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 200
423460 Ophthalmic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 150
423490 Other Professional Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 150
423510 Metal Service Centers and Other Metal Merchant Wholesalers 200
423520 Coal and Other Mineral and Ore Merchant Wholesalers 100
423610 Electrical Apparatus and Equipment, Wiring Supplies, and Related Equipment Merchant Wholesalers 200
423620 Household Appliances, Electric Housewares, and Consumer Electronics Merchant Wholesalers 200
423690 Other Electronic Parts and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers 250
423710 Hardware Merchant Wholesalers 150
423720 Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies (Hydronics) Merchant Wholesalers 200
423730 Warm Air Heating and Air‑Conditioning Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 150
423740 Refrigeration Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 100
423810 Construction and Mining (except Oil Well) Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers 250
423820 Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers 100
423830 Industrial Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers 100
423840 Industrial Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 100
423850 Service Establishment Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 100
423860 Transportation Equipment and Supplies (except Motor Vehicle) Merchant Wholesalers 150
423910 Sporting and Recreational Goods and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 100
423920 Toy and Hobby Goods and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 150
423930 Recyclable Material Merchant Wholesalers 100
423940 Jewelry, Watch, Precious Stone, and Precious Metal Merchant Wholesalers 100
423990 Other Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 100
Subsector 424 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
424110 Printing and Writing Paper Merchant Wholesalers 200
424120 Stationary and Office Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 150
424130 Industrial and Personal Service Paper Merchant Wholesalers 150
424210 Drugs and Druggists’ Sundries Merchant Wholesalers 250
424310 Piece Goods, Notions, and Other Dry Goods Merchant Wholesalers 100
424320 Men’s and Boys’ Clothing and Furnishings Merchant Wholesalers 150
424330 Women’s, Children’s, and Infants’ Clothing and Accessories Merchant Wholesalers 100
424340 Footwear Merchant Wholesalers 200
424410 General Line Grocery Merchant Wholesalers 250
424420 Packaged Frozen Food Merchant Wholesalers 200
424430 Dairy Product (except Dried or Canned) Merchant Wholesalers 200
424440 Poultry and Poultry Product Merchant Wholesalers 150
424450 Confectionery Merchant Wholesalers 200
424460 Fish and Seafood Merchant Wholesalers 100
424470 Meat and Meat Product Merchant Wholesalers 150
424480 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Merchant Wholesalers 100
424490 Other Grocery and Related Products Merchant Wholesalers 250
424510 Grain and Field Bean Merchant Wholesalers 200
424520 Livestock Merchant Wholesalers 100
424590 Other Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 100
424610 Plastics Materials and Basic Forms and Shapes Merchant Wholesalers 150
424690 Other Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers 150
424710 Petroleum Bulk Stations and Terminals 200
424720 Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers (except Bulk Stations and Terminals) 200
424810 Beer and Ale Merchant Wholesalers 200
424820 Wine and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers 250
424910 Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 200
424920 Book, Periodical, and Newspaper Merchant Wholesalers 200
424930 Flower, Nursery Stock, and Florists’ Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 100
424940 Tobacco and Tobacco Product Merchant Wholesalers 250
424950 Paint, Varnish, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 150
424990 Other Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 100
Subsector 425 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
425110 Business to Business Electronic Markets 100
425120 Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers 100

Retail Trade

NAICS industry description: Retail trade

Sector 44 – 45 – Retail Trade
Subsector 441 Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers Size standards in average annual receipts Size standards in number of employees
441110 New Car Dealers 200
441120 Used Car Dealers $27 million
441210 Recreational Vehicle Dealers $35 million
441222 Boat Dealers $35 million
441228 Motorcycle, ATV, and All Other Motor Vehicle Dealers $35 million
441310 Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores $16.5 million
441320 Tire Dealers $16.5 million
Subsector 442 Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores
442110 Furniture Stores $22 million
442210 Floor Covering Stores $8 million
442291 Window Treatment Stores $8 million
442299 All Other Home Furnishings Stores $22 million
Subsector 443 Electronics and Appliance Stores
443141 Household Appliance Stores $12 million
443142 Electronics Stores $35 million
Subsector 444 Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers
444110 Home Centers $41.5 million
444120 Paint and Wallpaper Stores $30 million
444130 Hardware Stores $8 million
444190 Other Building Material Dealers $22 million
444210 Outdoor Power Equipment Stores $8 million
444220 Nursery and Garden Centers $12 million
Subsector 445 Food and Beverage Stores
445110 Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores $35 million
445120 Convenience Stores $32 million
445210 Meat Markets $8 million
445220 Fish and Seafood Markets $8 million
445230 Fruit and Vegetable Markets $8 million
445291 Baked Goods Stores $8 million
445292 Confectionery and Nut Stores $8 million
445299 All Other Specialty Food Stores $8 million
445310 Beer, Wine and Liquor Stores $8 million
Subsector 446 Health and Personal Care Stores
446110 Pharmacies and Drug Stores $30 million
446120 Cosmetics, Beauty Supplies and Perfume Stores $30 million
446130 Optical Goods Stores $22 million
446191 Food (Health) Supplement Stores $16.5 million
446199 All Other Health and Personal Care Stores $8 million
Subsector 447 Gasoline Stations
447110 Gasoline Stations with Convenience Stores $32 million
447190 Other Gasoline Stations $16.5 million
Subsector 448 Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores
448110 Men’s Clothing Stores $12 million
448120 Women’s Clothing Stores $30 million
448130 Children’s and Infants’ Clothing Stores $35 million
448140 Family Clothing Stores $41.5 million
448150 Clothing Accessories Stores $16.5 million
448190 Other Clothing Stores $22 million
448210 Shoe Stores $30 million
448310 Jewelry Stores $16.5 million
448320 Luggage and Leather Goods Stores $30 million
Subsector 451 Sporting Good, Hobby, Book and Music Stores
451110 Sporting Goods Stores $16.5 million
451120 Hobby, Toy and Game Stores $30 million
451130 Sewing, Needlework and Piece Goods Stores $30 million
451140 Musical Instrument and Supplies Stores $12 million
451211 Book Stores $30 million
451212 News Dealers and Newsstands $8 million
Subsector 452 General Merchandise Stores
452210 Department Stores $35 million
452311 Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters $32 million
452319 All Other General Merchandise Stores $35 million
Subsector 453 Miscellaneous Store Retailers
453110 Florists $8 million
453210 Office Supplies and Stationery Stores $35 million
453220 Gift, Novelty and Souvenir Stores $8 million
453310 Used Merchandise Stores $8 million
453910 Pet and Pet Supplies Stores $22 million
453920 Art Dealers $8 million
453930 Manufactured (Mobile) Home Dealers $16.5 million
453991 Tobacco Stores $8 million
453998 All Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers (except Tobacco Stores) $8 million
Subsector 454 Nonstore Retailers
454110 Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses $41.5 million
454210 Vending Machine Operators $12 million
454310 Fuel Dealers 100
454390 Other Direct Selling Establishments $8 million

Transportation and Warehousing

NAICS industry description: Transportation and warehousing

Sector 48 – 49 – Transportation and Warehousing
Subsector 481 Air Transportation Size standards in average annual receipts Size standards in number of employees
481111 Scheduled Passenger Air Transportation 1,500
481112 Scheduled Freight Air Transportation 1,500
481211 Nonscheduled Chartered Passenger Air Transportation 1,500
481212 Nonscheduled Chartered Freight Air Transportation 1,500
481219 Other Nonscheduled Air Transportation $16.5 million
Subsector 482 Rail Transportation
482111 Line‑Haul Railroads 1,500
482112 Short Line Railroads 1,500
Subsector 483 Water Transportation
483111 Deep Sea Freight Transportation 500
483112 Deep Sea Passenger Transportation 1,500
483113 Coastal and Great Lakes Freight Transportation 750
483114 Coastal and Great Lakes Passenger Transportation 500
483211 Inland Water Freight Transportation 750
483212 Inland Water Passenger Transportation 500
Subsector 484 Truck Transportation
484110 General Freight Trucking, Local $30 million
484121 General Freight Trucking, Long‑Distance, Truckload $30 million
484122 General Freight Trucking, Long‑Distance, Less Than Truckload $30 million
484210 Used Household and Office Goods Moving $30 million
484220 Specialized Freight (except Used Goods) Trucking, Local $30 million
484230 Specialized Freight (except Used Goods) Trucking, Long‑Distance $30 million
Subsector 485 Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation
485111 Mixed Mode Transit Systems $16.5 million
485112 Commuter Rail Systems $16.5 million
485113 Bus and Other Motor Vehicle Transit Systems $16.5 million
485119 Other Urban Transit Systems $16.5 million
485210 Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation $16.5 million
485310 Taxi Service $16.5 million
485320 Limousine Service $16.5 million
485410 School and Employee Bus Transportation $16.5 million
485510 Charter Bus Industry $16.5 million
485991 Special Needs Transportation $16.5 million
485999 All Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation $16.5 million
Subsector 486 Pipeline Transportation
486110 Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 1,500
486210 Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas $30 million
486910 Pipeline Transportation of Refined Petroleum Products 1,500
486990 All Other Pipeline Transportation $40.5 million
Subsector 487 Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation
487110 Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land $8 million
487210 Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water $8 million
487990 Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other $8 million
Subsector 488 Support Activities for Transportation
488111 Air Traffic Control $35 million
488119 Other Airport Operations $35 million
488190 Other Support Activities for Air Transportation $35 million
488210 Support Activities for Rail Transportation $16.5 million
488310 Port and Harbor Operations $41.5 million
488320 Marine Cargo Handling $41.5 million
488330 Navigational Services to Shipping $41.5 million
488390 Other Support Activities for Water Transportation $41.5 million
488410 Motor Vehicle Towing $8 million
488490 Other Support Activities for Road Transportation $8 million
488510 Freight Transportation Arrangement $16.5 million
488510_Except Non‑Vessel Owning Common Carriers and Household Goods Forwarders $30 million
488991 Packing and Crating $30 million
488999 All Other Support Activities for Transportation $8 million
Subsector 491 Postal Service
491110 Postal Service $8 million
Subsector 492 Couriers and Messengers
492110 Couriers and Express Delivery Services 1,500
492210 Local Messengers and Local Delivery $30 million
Subsector 493 Warehousing and Storage
493110 General Warehousing and Storage $30 million
493120 Refrigerated Warehousing and Storage $30 million
493130 Farm Product Warehousing and Storage $30 million
493190 Other Warehousing and Storage $30 million

Information

NAICS industry description: Information

Sector 51 – Information
Subsector 511 Publishing Industries (except Internet) Size standards in average annual receipts Size standards in number of employees
511110 Newspaper Publishers 1,000
511120 Periodical Publishers 1,000
511130 Book Publishers 1,000
511140 Directory and Mailing List Publishers 1,250
511191 Greeting Card Publishers 1,500
511199 All Other Publishers 500
511210 Software Publishers $41.5 million
Subsector 512 Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
512110 Motion Picture and Video Production $35 million
512120 Motion Picture and Video Distribution $34.5 million
512131 Motion Picture Theaters (except Drive‑Ins) $41.5 million
512132 Drive‑In Motion Picture Theaters $8 million
512191 Teleproduction and Other Postproduction Services $34.5 million
512199 Other Motion Picture and Video Industries $22 million
512230 Music Publishers 750
512240 Sound Recording Studios $8 million
512250 Record Production and Distribution 250
512290 Other Sound Recording Industries $12 million
Subsector 515 Broadcasting (except Internet)
515111 Radio Networks $35 million
515112 Radio Stations $41.5 million
515120 Television Broadcasting $41.5 million
515210 Cable and Other Subscription Programming $41.5 million
Subsector 517 Telecommunications
517311 Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1,500
517312 Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite) 1,500
517410 Satellite Telecommunications $35 million
517911 Telecommunications Resellers 1,500
517919 All Other Telecommunications $35 million
Subsector 518 Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
518210 Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services $35 million
Subsector 519 Other Information Services
519110 News Syndicates $30 million
519120 Libraries and Archives $16.5 million
519130 Internet Publishing and Broadcasting and Web Search Portals 1,000

Finance and Insurance

NAICS industry description: Finance and insurance

Sector 52 – Finance and Insurance
Subsector 522 Credit Intermediation and Related Activities Size standards in average annual receipts Size standards in number of employees
522110 Commercial Banking $600 million in assets
522120 Savings Institutions $600 million in assets
522130 Credit Unions $600 million in assets
522190 Other Depository Credit Intermediation $600 million in assets
522210 Credit Card Issuing $600 million in assets
522220 Sales Financing $41.5 million
522291 Consumer Lending $41.5 million
522292 Real Estate Credit $41.5 million
522293 International Trade Financing $41.5 million
522294 Secondary Market Financing $41.5 million
522298 All Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation $41.5 million
522310 Mortgage and Nonmortgage Loan Brokers $8 million
522320 Financial Transactions Processing, Reserve, and Clearinghouse Activities $41.5 million
522390 Other Activities Related to Credit Intermediation $22 million
Subsector 523 Financial Investments and Related Activities
523110 Investment Banking and Securities Dealing $41.5 million
523120 Securities Brokerage $41.5 million
523130 Commodity Contracts Dealing $41.5 million
523140 Commodity Contracts Brokerage $41.5 million
523210 Securities and Commodity Exchanges $41.5 million
523910 Miscellaneous Intermediation $41.5 million
523920 Portfolio Management $41.5 million
523930 Investment Advice $41.5 million
523991 Trust, Fiduciary and Custody Activities $41.5 million
523999 Miscellaneous Financial Investment Activities $41.5 million
Subsector 524 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
524113 Direct Life Insurance Carriers $41.5 million
524114 Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers $41.5 million
524126 Direct Property and Casualty Insurance Carriers 1,500
524127 Direct Title Insurance Carriers $41.5 million
524128 Other Direct Insurance (except Life, Health and Medical) Carriers $41.5 million
524130 Reinsurance Carriers $41.5 million
524210 Insurance Agencies and Brokerages $8 million
524291 Claims Adjusting $22 million
524292 Third Party Administration of Insurance and Pension Funds $35 million
524298 All Other Insurance Related Activities $16.5 million
Subsector 525 Funds, Trusts and Other Financial Vehicles
525110 Pension Funds $35 million
525120 Health and Welfare Funds $35 million
525190 Other Insurance Funds $35 million
525910 Open‑End Investment Funds $35 million
525920 Trusts, Estates, and Agency Accounts $35 million
525990 Other Financial Vehicles $35 million

Real Estate, Rental and Leasing

NAICS industry description: Real estate and rental and leasing

Sector 53 – Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Subsector 531 Real Estate Size standards in average annual receipts Size standards in number of employees
531110 Lessors of Residential Buildings and Dwellings $30 million
531120 Lessors of Nonresidential Buildings (except Miniwarehouses) $30 million
531130 Lessors of Miniwarehouses and Self Storage Units $30 million
531190 Lessors of Other Real Estate Property $30 million
531210 Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers $8 million
531311 Residential Property Managers $8 million
531312 Nonresidential Property Managers $8 million
531320 Offices of Real Estate Appraisers $8 million
531390 Other Activities Related to Real Estate $8 million
Subsector 532 Rental and Leasing Services
532111 Passenger Car Rental $41.5 million
532112 Passenger Car Leasing $41.5 million
532120 Truck, Utility Trailer, and RV (Recreational Vehicle) Rental and Leasing $41.5 million
532210 Consumer Electronics and Appliances Rental $41.5 million
532281 Formal Wear and Costume Rental $22 million
532282 Video Tape and Disc Rental $30 million
532283 Home Health Equipment Rental $35 million
532284 Recreational Goods Rental $8 million
532289 All Other Consumer Goods Rental $8 million
532310 General Rental Centers $8 million
532411 Commercial Air, Rail, and Water Transportation Equipment Rental and Leasing $35 million
532412 Construction, Mining and Forestry Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing $35 million
532420 Office Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing $35 million
532490 Other Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing $35 million
Subsector 533 Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works)
533110 Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works) $41.5 million

Professional, Scientific and Technical Services

NAICS industry description: Professional, scientific and technical services

Sector 54 – Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
Subsector 541 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services Size standards in average annual receipts Size standards in number of employees
541110 Offices of Lawyers $12 million
541191 Title Abstract and Settlement Offices $12 million
541199 All Other Legal Services $12 million
541211 Offices of Certified Public Accountants $22 million
541213 Tax Preparation Services $22 million
541214 Payroll Services $22 million
541219 Other Accounting Services $22 million
541310 Architectural Services $8 million
541320 Landscape Architectural Services $8 million
541330 Engineering Services $16.5 million
541330_a_Except Military and Aerospace Equipment and Military Weapons $41.5 million
541330_b_Except Contracts and Subcontracts for Engineering Services Awarded Under the National Energy Policy Act of 1992 $41.5 million
541330_c_Except Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture $41.5 million
541340 Drafting Services $8 million
541350 Building Inspection Services $8 million
541360 Geophysical Surveying and Mapping Services $16.5 million
541370 Surveying and Mapping (except Geophysical) Services $16.5 million
541380 Testing Laboratories $16.5 million
541410 Interior Design Services $8 million
541420 Industrial Design Services $8 million
541430 Graphic Design Services $8 million
541490 Other Specialized Design Services $8 million
541511 Custom Computer Programming Services $30 million
541512 Computer Systems Design Services $30 million
541513 Computer Facilities Management Services $30 million
541519 Other Computer Related Services $30 million
541519_Except Information Technology Value Added Resellers 150
541611 Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services $16.5 million
541612 Human Resources Consulting Services $16.5 million
541613 Marketing Consulting Services $16.5 million
541614 Process, Physical Distribution and Logistics Consulting Services $16.5 million
541618 Other Management Consulting Services $16.5 million
541620 Environmental Consulting Services $16.5 million
541690 Other Scientific and Technical Consulting Services $16.5 million
541713 Research and Technology in Nanotechnology 1,000
541714 Research and Technology in Biotechnology (except Nanobiotechnology) 1,000
541715 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Nanotechnology and Biotechnology) 1,000
541715_a_Except Aircraft, Aircraft Engine and Engine Parts 1,500
541715_b_Except Other Aircraft Parts and Auxiliary Equipment 1,250
541715_c_Except Guided Missiles and Space Vehicles, Their Propulsion Units and Propulsion Parts 1,250
541720 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities $22 million
541810 Advertising Agencies $16.5 million
541820 Public Relations Agencies $16.5 million
541830 Media Buying Agencies $16.5 million
541840 Media Representatives $16.5 million
541850 Outdoor Advertising $16.5 million
541860 Direct Mail Advertising $16.5 million
541870 Advertising Material Distribution Services $16.5 million
541890 Other Services Related to Advertising $16.5 million
541910 Marketing Research and Public Opinion Polling $16.5 million
541921 Photography Studios, Portrait $8 million
541922 Commercial Photography $8 million
541930 Translation and Interpretation Services $8 million
541940 Veterinary Services $8 million
541990 All Other Professional, Scientific and Technical Services $16.5 million

Administrative and Support, Waste Management and Remediation Services

NAICS industry description: Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services

Sector 56 – Administrative and Support, Waste Management and Remediation Services
Subsector 561 Administrative and Support Services Size standards in average annual receipts Size standards in number of employees
561110 Office Administrative Services $8 million
561210 Facilities Support Services $41.5 million
561311 Employment Placement Agencies $30 million
561312 Executive Search Services $30 million
561320 Temporary Help Services $30 million
561330 Professional Employer Organizations $30 million
561410 Document Preparation Services $16.5 million
561421 Telephone Answering Services $16.5 million
561422 Telemarketing Bureaus and Other contact Centers $16.5 million
561431 Private Mail Centers $16.5 million
561439 Other Business Service Centers (including Copy Shops) $16.5 million
561440 Collection Agencies $16.5 million
561450 Credit Bureaus $16.5 million
561491 Repossession Services $16.5 million
561492 Court Reporting and Stenotype Services $16.5 million
561499 All Other Business Support Services $16.5 million
561510 Travel Agencies $22 million
561520 Tour Operators $22 million
561591 Convention and Visitors Bureaus $22 million
561599 All Other Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services $22 million
561611 Investigation Services $22 million
561612 Security Guards and Patrol Services $22 million
561613 Armored Car Services $22 million
561621 Security Systems Services (except Locksmiths) $22 million
561622 Locksmiths $22 million
561710 Exterminating and Pest Control Services $12 million
561720 Janitorial Services $19.5 million
561730 Landscaping Services $8 million
561740 Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Services $6 million
561790 Other Services to Buildings and Dwellings $8 million
561910 Packaging and Labeling Services $12 million
561920 Convention and Trade Show Organizers $12 million
561990 All Other Support Services $12 million
 Subsector 562 Waste Management and Remediation Services
562111 Solid Waste Collection $41.5 million
562112 Hazardous Waste Collection $41.5 million
562119 Other Waste Collection $41.5 million
562211 Hazardous Waste Treatment and Disposal $41.5 million
562212 Solid Waste Landfill $41.5 million
562213 Solid Waste Combustors and Incinerators $41.5 million
562219 Other Nonhazardous Waste Treatment and Disposal $41.5 million
562910 Remediation Services $22 million
562910_Except Environmental Remediation Services 750
562920 Materials Recovery Facilities $22 million
562991 Septic Tank and Related Services $8 million
562998 All Other Miscellaneous Waste Management Services $8 million

Education

NAICS industry description: Educational services

Sector 61 – Educational Services
Subsector 611 Educational Services Size standards in average annual receipts Size standards in number of employees
611110 Elementary and Secondary Schools $12 million
611210 Junior Colleges $22 million
611310 Colleges, Universities and Professional Schools $30 million
611410 Business and Secretarial Schools $8 million
611420 Computer Training $12 million
611430 Professional and Management Development Training $12 million
611511 Cosmetology and Barber Schools $8 million
611512 Flight Training $30 million
611513 Apprenticeship Training $8 million
611519 Other Technical and Trade Schools $16.5 million
611519_Except Job Corps Centers $41.5 million
611610 Fine Arts Schools $8 million
611620 Sports and Recreation Instruction $8 million
611630 Language Schools $12 million
611691 Exam Preparation and Tutoring $8 million
611692 Automobile Driving Schools $8 million
611699 All Other Miscellaneous Schools and Instruction $12 million
611710 Educational Support Services $16.5 million

Health Care and Social Assistance

NAICS industry description: Health care and social assistance

Sector 62 – Health Care and Social Assistance
Subsector 621 Ambulatory Health Care Services Size standards in average annual receipts Size standards in number of employees
621111 Offices of Physicians (except Mental Health Specialists) $12 million
621112 Offices of Physicians, Mental Health Specialists $12 million
621210 Offices of Dentists $8 million
621310 Offices of Chiropractors $8 million
621320 Offices of Optometrists $8 million
621330 Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians) $8 million
621340 Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists and Audiologists $8 million
621391 Offices of Podiatrists $8 million
621399 Offices of All Other Miscellaneous Health Practitioners $8 million
621410 Family Planning Centers $12 million
621420 Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers $16.5 million
621491 HMO Medical Centers $35 million
621492 Kidney Dialysis Centers $41.5 million
621493 Freestanding Ambulatory Surgical and Emergency Centers $16.5 million
621498 All Other Outpatient Care Centers $22 million
621511 Medical Laboratories $35 million
621512 Diagnostic Imaging Centers $16.5 million
621610 Home Health Care Services $16.5 million
621910 Ambulance Services $16.5 million
621991 Blood and Organ Banks $35 million
621999 All Other Miscellaneous Ambulatory Health Care Services $16.5 million
Subsector 622 Hospitals
622110 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals $41.5 million
622210 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals $41.5 million
622310 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals $41.5 million
Subsector 623 Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
623110 Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) $30 million
623210 Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities $16.5 million
623220 Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities $16.5 million
623311 Continuing Care Retirement Communities $30 million
623312 Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly $12 million
623990 Other Residential Care Facilities $12 million
Subsector 624 Social Assistance
624110 Child and Youth Services $12 million
624120 Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities $12 million
624190 Other Individual and Family Services $12 million
624210 Community Food Services $12 million
624221 Temporary Shelters $12 million
624229 Other Community Housing Services $16.5 million
624230 Emergency and Other Relief Services $35 million
624310 Vocational Rehabilitation Services $12 million
624410 Child Day Care Services $8 million

Arts, Entertainment and Recreation

NAICS industry description: Arts, entertainment and recreation

Sector 62 – Health Care and Social Assistance
Subsector 621 Ambulatory Health Care Services Size standards in average annual receipts Size standards in number of employees
621111 Offices of Physicians (except Mental Health Specialists) $12 million
621112 Offices of Physicians, Mental Health Specialists $12 million
621210 Offices of Dentists $8 million
621310 Offices of Chiropractors $8 million
621320 Offices of Optometrists $8 million
621330 Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians) $8 million
621340 Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists and Audiologists $8 million
621391 Offices of Podiatrists $8 million
621399 Offices of All Other Miscellaneous Health Practitioners $8 million
621410 Family Planning Centers $12 million
621420 Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers $16.5 million
621491 HMO Medical Centers $35 million
621492 Kidney Dialysis Centers $41.5 million
621493 Freestanding Ambulatory Surgical and Emergency Centers $16.5 million
621498 All Other Outpatient Care Centers $22 million
621511 Medical Laboratories $35 million
621512 Diagnostic Imaging Centers $16.5 million
621610 Home Health Care Services $16.5 million
621910 Ambulance Services $16.5 million
621991 Blood and Organ Banks $35 million
621999 All Other Miscellaneous Ambulatory Health Care Services $16.5 million
Subsector 622 Hospitals
622110 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals $41.5 million
622210 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals $41.5 million
622310 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals $41.5 million
Subsector 623 Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
623110 Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) $30 million
623210 Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities $16.5 million
623220 Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities $16.5 million
623311 Continuing Care Retirement Communities $30 million
623312 Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly $12 million
623990 Other Residential Care Facilities $12 million
Subsector 624 Social Assistance
624110 Child and Youth Services $12 million
624120 Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities $12 million
624190 Other Individual and Family Services $12 million
624210 Community Food Services $12 million
624221 Temporary Shelters $12 million
624229 Other Community Housing Services $16.5 million
624230 Emergency and Other Relief Services $35 million
624310 Vocational Rehabilitation Services $12 million
624410 Child Day Care Services $8 million

Accommodation and Food Services

NAICS industry description: Accommodation and food services

Sector 72 – Accommodation and Food Services
Subsector 721 Accommodation Size standards in average annual receipts Size standards in number of employees
721110 Hotels (except Casino Hotels) and Motels $35 million
721120 Casino Hotels $35 million
721191 Bed‑and‑Breakfast Inns $8 million
721199 All Other Traveler Accommodation $8 million
721211 RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Campgrounds $8 million
721214 Recreational and Vacation Camps (except Campgrounds) $8 million
721310 Rooming and Boarding Houses, Dormitories, and Workers’ Camps $8 million
Subsector 722 Food Services and Drinking Places
722310 Food Service Contractors $41.5 million
722320 Caterers $8 million
722330 Mobile Food Services $8 million
722410 Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) $8 million
722511 Full-Service Restaurants $8 million
722513 Limited-Service Restaurants $12 million
722514 Cafeterias, Grill Buffets, and Buffets $30 million
722515 Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars $8 million

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