iDoGrants by Holly Zink

Academic Writing, Grantsmanship, and Business Strategy

Defining Small and Medium/Large Businesses by Sub-Industry

The definition of firm size is established by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s definition of a small business. SBA’s Table of Size Standards defines North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes that vary widely by industry, revenue, and employment.

  Small Business
Size Standards
 Medium/Large
Size Standards
 
NAICS CodeNAICS Industry Description(in millions of dollars)(number of employees)(in millions of dollars)(number of employees)
113110Timber Tract Operations$12.0 >$12.0
113210Forest Nurseries and Gathering of Forest Products$12.0 >$12.0
211120Crude Petroleum Extraction1,250>1,250
211130Natural Gas Extraction1,250>1,250
221111Hydroelectric Power Generation500 >500
221112Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation750 >750
221113Nuclear Electric Power Generation750 >750
221114Solar Electric Power Generation250 >250
221115Wind Electric Power Generation250 >250
221116Geothermal Electric Power Generation250 >250
221117Biomass Electric Power Generation250 >250
221118Other Electric Power Generation250 >250
221121Electric Bulk Power Transmission and Control500 >500
221122Electric Power Distribution1,000 >1,000
324110Petroleum Refineries41,500 >1,500
324121Asphalt Paving Mixture and Block Manufacturing500 >500
324122Asphalt Shingle and Coating Materials Manufacturing750 >750
324191Petroleum Lubricating Oil and Grease Manufacturing750 >750
324199All Other Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing500 >500
325110Petrochemical Manufacturing1,000 >1,000
325120Industrial Gas Manufacturing1,000 >1,000
325130Synthetic Dye and Pigment Manufacturing1,000 >1,000
325180Other Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing1,000 >1,000
325193Ethyl Alcohol Manufacturing1,000 >1,000
325194Cyclic Crude, Intermediate, and Gum and Wood Chemical Manufacturing1,250 >1,250
325199All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing 1,250 >1,250
325211Plastics Material and Resin Manufacturing1,250 >1,250
325212Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing1,000 >1,000
325220Artificial and Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing1,000 >1,000
325311Nitrogenous Fertilizer Manufacturing1,000 >1,000
325312Phosphatic Fertilizer Manufacturing750 >750
325314Fertilizer (Mixing Only) Manufacturing500 >500
325320Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing1,000 >1,000
325411Medicinal and Botanical Manufacturing1,000 >1,000
325412Pharmaceutical Preparation Manufacturing1,250 >1,250
325413In-Vitro Diagnostic Substance Manufacturing1,250 >1,250
325414Biological Product (except Diagnostic) Manufacturing1,250 >1,250
325510Paint and Coating Manufacturing1,000 >1,000
325520Adhesive Manufacturing500 >500
325910Printing Ink Manufacturing500 >500
325920Explosives Manufacturing750 >750
325991Custom Compounding of Purchased Resins500 >500
325992Photographic Film, Paper, Plate and Chemical Manufacturing1,500 >1,500
325998All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing500 >500
333241Food Product Machinery Manufacturing500 >500
333242Semiconductor Machinery Manufacturing1,500 >1,500
333243Sawmill, Woodworking, and Paper Machinery Manufacturing500 >500
333244Printing Machinery and Equipment Manufacturing750 >750
333249Other Industrial Machinery Manufacturing500 >500
333314Optical Instrument and Lens Manufacturing500 >500
333316Photographic and Photocopying Equipment Manufacturing1,000 >1,000
333318Other Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing1,000 >1,000
333611Turbine and Turbine Generator Set Unit Manufacturing1,500 >1,500
333612Speed Changer, Industrial High-Speed Drive and Gear Manufacturing750 >750
333613Mechanical Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing750 >750
333618Other Engine Equipment Manufacturing1,500 >1,500
333912Air and Gas Compressor Manufacturing1,000 >1,000
333914Measuring, Dispensing, and Other Pumping Equipment Manufacturing750>750
333921Elevator and Moving Stairway Manufacturing1,000 >1,000
333922Conveyor and Conveying Equipment Manufacturing 500 >500
333923Overhead Traveling Crane, Hoist and Monorail System Manufacturing1,250 >1,250
333924Industrial Truck, Tractor, Trailer and Stacker Machinery Manufacturing750 >750
333991Power-Driven Hand Tool Manufacturing500 >500
333992Welding and Soldering Equipment Manufacturing1,250 >1,250
333993Packaging Machinery Manufacturing500 >500
333994Industrial Process Furnace and Oven Manufacturing500 >500
333995Fluid Power Cylinder and Actuator Manufacturing750 >750
333996Fluid Power Pump and Motor Manufacturing1,250 >1,250
333997Scale and Balance Manufacturing500 >500
333999All Other Miscellaneous General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing500 >500
334111Electronic Computer Manufacturing1,250 >1,250
334112Computer Storage Device Manufacturing1,250 >1,250
334118Computer Terminal and Other Computer Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing1,000 >1,000
334210Telephone Apparatus Manufacturing1,250 >1,250
334220Radio and Television Broadcasting and Wireless Communications Equipment Manufacturing1,250 >1,250
334290Other Communications Equipment Manufacturing750 >750
334310Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing750 >750
334412Bare Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing750 >750
334413Semiconductor and Related Device Manufacturing1,250 >1,250
334416Capacitor, Resistor, Coil, Transformer, and Other Inductor Manufacturing500 >500
334417Electronic Connector Manufacturing1,000 >1,000
334418Printed Circuit Assembly (Electronic Assembly) Manufacturing750 >750
334419Other Electronic Component Manufacturing750 >750
334510Electromedical and Electrotherapeutic Apparatus Manufacturing1,250 >1,250
334511Search, Detection, Navigation, Guidance, Aeronautical, and Nautical System and Instrument Manufacturing1,250 >1,250
334512Automatic Environmental Control Manufacturing for Residential, Commercial and Appliance Use500 >500
334513Instruments and Related Products Manufacturing for Measuring, Displaying, and Controlling Industrial Process Variables750 >750
334514Totalizing Fluid Meter and Counting Device Manufacturing750 >750
334515Instrument Manufacturing for Measuring and Testing Electricity and Electrical Signals750 >750
334516Analytical Laboratory Instrument Manufacturing1,000 >1,000
334517Irradiation Apparatus Manufacturing1,000 >1,000
334519Other Measuring and Controlling Device Manufacturing500 >500
334613Blank Magnetic and Optical Recording Media Manufacturing1,000 >1,000
334614Software and Other Prerecorded Compact Disc, Tape, and Record Reproducing1,250 >1,250
335311Power, Distribution and Specialty Transformer Manufacturing750 >750
335312Motor and Generator Manufacturing1,250 >1,250
335313Switchgear and Switchboard Apparatus Manufacturing1,250 >1,250
335314Relay and Industrial Control Manufacturing750 >750
336411Aircraft Manufacturing1,500 >1,500
336412Aircraft Engine and Engine Parts Manufacturing1,500 >1,500
336413Other Aircraft Part and Auxiliary Equipment Manufacturing7 1,250 >1,250
336414Guided Missile and Space Vehicle Manufacturing1,250 >1,250
336415Guided Missile and Space Vehicle Propulsion Unit and Propulsion Unit Parts Manufacturing1,250 >1,250
336419Other Guided Missile and Space Vehicle Parts and Auxiliary Equipment Manufacturing1,000 >1,000
336991Motorcycle, Bicycle and Parts Manufacturing1,000 >1,000
336992Military Armored Vehicle, Tank and Tank Component Manufacturing1,500 >1,500
336999All Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 1,000 >1,000
423410Photographic Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers200 >200
423420Office Equipment Merchant Wholesalers200 >200
423430Computer and Computer Peripheral Equipment and Software Merchant Wholesalers250 >250
423440Other Commercial Equipment Merchant Wholesalers100 >100
423450Medical, Dental, and Hospital Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers200 >200
423460Ophthalmic Goods Merchant Wholesalers150 >150
423490Other Professional Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers150 >150
486110Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil1,500 >1,500
486210Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas$30.0 >$30.0
486910Pipeline Transportation of Refined Petroleum Products1,500 >1,500
486990All Other Pipeline Transportation$40.5 >$40.5
511210Software Publishers20$41.5 >$41.5
517410Satellite Telecommunications$35.0 >$35.0
517911Telecommunications Resellers1,500 >1,500
517919All Other Telecommunications$35.0 >$35.0
518210Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services$35.0 >$35.0
519130Internet Publishing and Broadcasting and Web Search Portals1,000 >1,000
523210Securities and Commodity Exchanges$41.5 >$41.5
541310Architectural Services$8.0 >$8.0
541320Landscape Architectural Services$8.0 >$8.0
541330Engineering Services$16.5 >$16.5
541340Drafting Services$8.0 >$8.0
541350Building Inspection Services$8.0 >$8.0
541360Geophysical Surveying and Mapping Services$16.5 >$16.5
541370Surveying and Mapping (except Geophysical) Services$16.5 >$16.5
541380Testing Laboratories$16.5 >$16.5
541511Custom Computer Programming Services$30.0 >$30.0
541512Computer Systems Design Services$30.0 >$30.0
541513Computer Facilities Management Services$30.0 >$30.0
541519Other Computer Related Services$30.0 >$30.0
541611Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services$16.5 >$16.5
541612Human Resources Consulting Services$16.5 >$16.5
541613Marketing Consulting Services$16.5 >$16.5
541614Process, Physical Distribution and Logistics Consulting Services$16.5 >$16.5
541618Other Management Consulting Services$16.5 >$16.5
541620Environmental Consulting Services$16.5 >$16.5
541690Other Scientific and Technical Consulting Services $16.5 >$16.5
541713Research and Technology in Nanotechnology111,000>1,000
541714Research and Technology in Biotechnology (except Nanobiotechnology)111,000>1,000
541715Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Nanotechnology and Biotechnology) 111,000>1,000
541720Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities$22.0 >$22.0
551111Offices of Bank Holding Companies$22.0 >$22.0
551112Offices of Other Holding Companies$22.0 >$22.0
561210Facilities Support Services12$41.5 >$41.5
561312Executive Search Services$30.0 >$30.0
611310Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools500>500
811211Consumer Electronics Repair and Maintenance$8.0 >$8.0
811212Computer and Office Machine Repair and Maintenance$30.0 >$30.0
811213Communication Equipment Repair and Maintenance$12.0 >$12.0
811219Other Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance$22.0 >$22.0
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