2017 Edition

national industry 813910

Business Associations


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.

The immediate parent of national industry 813910 is international industry 81391: Business Associations

Illustrative Examples

  • Agricultural organizations (except youth farming Chambers of commerce organizations, farm granges)
  • Trade associations
  • Real estate boards
  • Manufacturers' associations

2017 NAICS Edition 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.


The NAICS editions in which this code was present are indicated below. In the event that a code was changed from the prior edition the equivalent value in that edition is provided for reference.

Edition Value
2002 813910 -
2007 813910 -
2012 813910 -
2017 813910 -

Insurance Industry Mappings

The US Property and Casualty Insurance Industry may use the following classification descriptions which might encompass national industry 813910, Business Associations:

  1. agricultural association breeder racing 4 h club etc office only
  2. agricultural association breeder racing grower 4 h club etc
  3. agricultural association other
  4. asae association headquarters
  5. association business
  6. association business non profit
  7. association insurance agent
  8. association insurance agent non profit
  9. association trade
  10. association trade non profit
  11. business and professional association
  12. business association
  13. business non profit
  14. business professional labor political and similar organization
  15. chamber of commerce
  16. insurance agent association
  17. membership organization not otherwise classified
  18. other service except public administration
  19. professional and business association
  20. religious grantmaking civic professional and similar organization
  21. trade association non profit


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