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Tutorial for Searches on Corporate Database

NAICS stands for North American Industry Classification System

It is the standard used by federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy.

Why do you want to use these codes?

The Business Services Division has always had basic data about entities and organizations doing business in Rhode Island. As the Department of State works to empower and engage all Rhode Islanders, and to enhance commerce across the state, we have begun to collect additional data that will provide insight to economic trends and the types of businesses that call Rhode Island home.

How can it help RI's businesses?

We are asking all business corporations, limited liability companies, and non-profit corporations to report a NAICS code on the entity’s annual report. The NAICS code will allow the Business Services Division to accurately report the types of business conducted in Rhode Island. You can now search the Corporate Database by NAICS code.

Select the NAICS code that best represents the primary type of business or the primary type of activity in which the entity engages, we offer the following lists:

+ Most common type of activity for RI non-profits:

813110 - Religious Organizations

Grantmaking and Giving Services

  • 813211 - Grantmaking Foundations
  • 813212 - Voluntary Health Organizations
  • 813219 - Other Grantmaking and Giving Services

Civic and Social Organizations (PTAs & Youth Organizations)

  • 813311 - Human Rights Organizations
  • 813312 - Environment, Conservation and Wildlife Organizations
  • 813319 - Other Social Advocacy Organizations

Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations

  • 813910 - Business Associations
  • 813920 - Professional Organizations
  • 813930 - Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations
  • 813940 - Political Organizations
  • 813990 - Other Similar Organizations (except Business, Professional, Labor and Political Organizations)

Education Services

  • 611110 - Elementary and Secondary Schools
  • 611310 - Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
  • 611519 - Other Technical and Trade Schools


  • 622110 - General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
  • 622210 - Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
  • 622310 - Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals

Social Assistance (Community Food and Housing/Other Relief Services)

  • 624110 - Child and Youth Services
  • 624120 - Services for Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
  • 624190 - Other Individual and Family Services
  • 624210 - Community Food Services
  • 624221 - Temporary Shelters
  • 624229 - Other Community Housing Services
  • 624230 - Emergency and Other Relief Services
  • 624310 - Vocational Rehabilitation Services
  • 624410 - Child Day Care Services
+ Can’t find the right code?

If you cannot find your business type listed visit the NAICS codes website for further information:

+ Why do you want to report a six (6) digit code?

NAICS is a classification system, offering five levels of detail. Each digit in the code is part of a series of categories. The more digits in the code, the greater classification detail. A complete and valid NAICS code contains six digits. To find the six digit NAICS code for your business type visit the NAICS codes website for further information: