OMB proposes changes to NAICS

On May 22, 2014, the Office of Management and Budget, in cooperation with the Economic Classification Policy Committee, published a Federal Register notice soliciting public comments and proposals for changes to the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) for 2017. 

NAICS is the standard for use by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the collection, tabulation, presentation, and analysis of statistical data describing the U.S. economy. NAICS is based on a production-oriented concept, meaning that it groups establishments into industries according to similarity in the processes used to produce goods or services. 


The notice can be accessed and reviewed at:


Deadline for comments is July 21, 2014.


Comments may be sent to:

John B. Murphy

Assistant Division Chief for Classification Activities

U.S. Bureau of the Census

Office: (301) 763-5172


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