NAICS Code 813910 Business Associations


Other Services (except Public Administration)


This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in promoting the business interests of their members. These establishments may conduct research on new products and services; develop market statistics; sponsor quality and certification standards; lobby public officials; or publish newsletters, books, or periodicals for distribution to their members.

Cross References

Establishments owned by their members but organized to perform a specific business function, such as common marketing of crops, joint advertising, or buying cooperatives, are classified according to their primary activity; establishments primarily engaged in promoting the professional interests of their members and the profession as a whole are classified in industry 813920, professional organizations; establishments primarily engaged in promoting the interests of organized labor and union employees, such as trade unions, are classified in industry 813930, labor unions and similar labor organizations; and establishments primarily engaged in lobbying public officials (i.e., lobbyists) are classified in industry 541820, public relations agencies.

Illustrative Examples

Agricultural organizations (except youth farming organizations, farm granges) real estate boards chambers of commerce trade associations manufacturers' associations

Industries Included

  • Agricultural organizations (except youth farming organizations, farm granges)
  • Animal breeders' associations
  • Bankers' associations
  • Better business bureaus
  • Boards of trade
  • Business associations
  • Chambers of commerce
  • Construction associations
  • Contractors' associations
  • Distributors' associations
  • Farmers' associations
  • Farmers' unions
  • Growers' associations
  • Hospital associations
  • Industrial associations
  • Insurers' associations
  • Junior chambers of commerce
  • Manufacturers' associations
  • Merchants' associations
  • Mining associations
  • Producers' associations
  • Public utility associations
  • Real estate boards
  • Restaurant associations
  • Retailers' associations
  • Service industries associations
  • Shipping companies' associations
  • Trade associations
  • Warehousing associations
  • Wholesalers' associations

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