NAICS 4 Digit Industry Group 5417

Industry Group 5417

NAICS 4 digit Industry Group 5417 – Scientific Research and Development Services

Definition of NAICS 4 digit industry group 5417: This industry group comprises establishments engaged in conducting original investigation undertaken on a systematic basis to gain new knowledge (research) and/or the application of research findings or other scientific knowledge for the creation of new or significantly improved products or processes (experimental development). The industries within this industry group are defined on the basis of the domain of research; that is, on the scientific expertise of the establishment.

Four Digit Industry Group Breakdown for North American Industry Classification System

NAICS codes are broken down by digit. The broadest description starts with the 2 digit sector codes. The 3 digit subsector codes are more specific, then the 4 digit industry group (Where you are now), 5 digit industry, and the most specific is the 6 digit NAICS code. If industry group 5417 does not describe the industry of the business in question, then select the largest applicable code below. From there, follow through the progression of smaller digits to the larger digits in order to obtain the most specific 6 digit classification.

  • Sector 54: Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
    • Subsector 541: Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
      • Industry Group 5417: Scientific Research and Development Services
        • Industry 54171: Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 541711: Research and Development in Biotechnology
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 541712: Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology)
        • Industry 54172: Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 541720: Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities

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NAICS 4 Digit Industry Group 5417