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Feasibility Study

cover page for sample feasibility study

Call Number Ranges

When you're in the library, you can browse for books on Business in the following call number areas:

  • HD   Industry and Labor
  • HE   Communication and Transportation
  • HF   Commerce
  • HG - HJ   Finance

Books

Library Catalog

The following reference book titles are available at the MCC Library. Clicking on a title will take you to its library catalog record.

Good Starting Point for Industry & Market Research

Use ReferenceUSA for:

  • job searching
  • industry and market research
  • company research
  • relocation research

Click on the image above to get started!

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SIC and NAICS Codes

Start your business or industry research here FIRST!

To use many information sources, you must know the industry classification codes for the industry or company you want to research. Do you know your SIC and NAICS codes? If not, click here for NAICS codes.  (HINT:  It's pronounced "NAKES" codes)

What Are Industry Codes and How Do I Find Them?

What is an industry code?

An industry code is a number that represents an industry or type of business. These codes were developed by the U.S. government to make it easier to group businesses into categories called "industries," and to collect information about those industries.

Until 1997, the government used the Standard Industrial Classification system (often called "SIC"). SIC codes are four-digit numbers. The government now uses a system called North American Industrial Classification System ("NAICS"). NAICS codes are five- or six-digit numbers.

For example, the SIC code for the ice cream manufacturing industry is "2024." The NAICS code for the same industry is "311520."

Why do I need to know the SIC and NAICS codes for my industry?

Many business information sources are arranged by SIC or NAICS codes, so it's helpful to know your code(s) to find the information you need.