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New York City Program in Finance & Law -Basic Resources: Key Business Sources

Last Updated: Feb 26, 2024 10:19 AM

Business Sources - Places to Start

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"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."

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