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The collection period for the 2017 Economic Census Industry Classification Report is now closed.

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Overview

The 2017 Economic Census Industry Classification report is used to determine a North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for single-unit establishments where the Census Bureau does not have a complete NAICS code.

Obtaining a complete and accurate NAICS code through this report allows the Census Bureau to determine whether more information is required later in the Economic Census, and, if so, the most appropriate survey. This report also ensures the establishment is tabulated in the correct detailed industry.

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Respondent Materials

Click on the appropriate survey questions below. 
(All surveys are in Adobe PDF file format and are for informational purposes only)

Preview Survey Questions

pdf   Questionnaire   [<1.0 MB]

Letters

pdf   Initial Letter   [<1.0 MB]
pdf   Followup Letter   [<1.0 MB]
pdf   2nd Followup Letter   [<1.0 MB]
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Authority

Title 13, United States Code, Sections 131, 193, 224, and 225, require businesses and other organizations included in the survey to answer the questions and submit a response.

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Confidentiality

Title 13, United States Code, Section 9, requires the Census Bureau to keep your information CONFIDENTIAL and can use your responses only to produce statistics.  The Census Bureau is not permitted to publicly release your responses in a way that could identify your business, organization, or institution.  Per the Federal Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2015, your data are protected from cybersecurity risks through screening of the systems that transmit your data.

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Survey Legitimacy

Below are a few common items you can use to verify the legitimacy of this survey:

  1. Ensure the Web address provided in the letter is a "census.gov" domain.
  2. Correspondence will contain reporting instructions and a toll-free number for survey assistance.
  3. On the log-in screen, a warning message should be present stating the respondent is accessing a U.S. Government computer.
  4. After clicking on the “Report Now” button in the Respondent Portal, the OMB Number and OMB Approval Expiration information will appear in the upper right on all screens of the electronic reporting instrument. The bottom of the screen should have a link for the “Burden Statement” which also contains the OMB eight-digit number.

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