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The Center for Innovation and Growth prepares tomorrow's leaders to change their world. Students of all majors are encouraged to learn and practice creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. This guide offers some Ritter library and outside resources for students to use in entrepreneurial projects. Individual projects will vary--the resources listed are general in nature but provide a groundwork to begin. Contact the library for assistance in locating specific resources for your project.
Identify the Industry
North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)
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.
Standard Industry Classification System (SIC)
This page allows the user to search the 1987 version SIC manual by keyword, to access descriptive information for a specified 2,3,4-digit SIC, and to examine the manual structure.