W.O.S.B.- Underrepresented NAICS, Codes.

Women Owned Small Businesses are under-represented or substantially under-represented in 83 North American Industry Classification System, or NAICS, codes according to a report by the SBA.

Based upon a study commissioned by the SBA from the Kauffman-RAND Foundation the 8m rule identifies 83 industries identified by the 4 digit North American Industry Classification (NAICS) code in which women-owned small businesses are under-represented or substantially under-represented.

The Rand Report is available to the public at http://www.Rand.org/pubs/technical_reports/TR442.

The forty-five NAICS, codes in which WOSBs are underrepresented are:
  1. 2213-Water, Sewage and Other systems;
  2. 2361-Residential Building Construction;
  3. 2371-Utility System Construction;
  4. 2381-Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors;
  5. 2382-Building Equipment Contractors;
  6. 2383-Building Finishing Contractors;
  7. 2389-Other Specialty Trade Contractors;
  8. 3149-Other Textile Product Mills;
  9. 3159-Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing;
  10.  3219-Other Wood Product Manufacturing;
  11. 3222-Converted Paper Product Manufacturing;
  12. 3321; Forging and Stamping;
  13. 3323-Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing;
  14. 3324-Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing;
  15. 3333-Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing;
  16. 3342-Communications Equipment Manufacturing;
  17. 3345-Navigational, Measuring, Electro-medical, and Control Instruments

  18. 3346-Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media;
  19. 3353-Electrical Equipment Manufacturing;
  20. 3359-Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing;
  21. 3369-Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing;
  22. 4842-Specialized Freight Trucking;
  23. 4881-Support Activities for Air Transportation;
  24. 4884-Support Activities for Road Transportation;
  25. 4885-Freight Transportation Arrangement;
  26. 5121-Motion Picture and Video Industries;
  27. 5311-Lessors of Real Estate;
  28. 5413-Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services;
  29. 5414-Specialized Design Services;
  30. 5415-Computer Systems Design and Related Services;
  31. 5416-Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services;
  32. 5419-Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services;
  33. 5611-Office Administrative Services;
  34. 5612-Facilities Support Services;
  35. 5614-Business Support Services;
  36. 5616-Investigation and Security Services;
  37. 5617-Services to Buildings and Dwellings;
  38. 6116-Other Schools and Instruction;
  39. 6214-Outpatient Care Centers;
  40. 6219-Other Ambulatory Health Care Services;
  41. 7115-Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers;
  42. 7223-Special Food Services;
  43. 8111-Automotive Repair and Maintenance;
  44. 8113-Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotiveand Electronic)
  45. 8114-Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance.
The thirty-eight NAICS, codes in which WOSBs are substantially underrepresented are:
  1. 2372-Land Subdivision;
  2. 3152-Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing;
  3. 231-Printing and Related Support Activities;
  4. 3259-Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing;
  5. 3328-Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities;
  6. 3329-Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing;
  7. 3371-Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing;
  8. 372-Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing;
  9. 3391-Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing;
  10. 4841-General Freight Trucking;
  11. 4889-Other Support Activities for Transportation;
  12. 4931-Warehousing and Storage;
  13. 5111-Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers;
  14. 5112-Software Publishers;
  15. 5171-Wired Telecommunications Carriers;
  16. 5172-Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite);
  17. 5179-Other Telecommunications;
  18. 5182-Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services;
  19. 5191-Other Information Services;
  20. 5312-Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers;
  21. 5324-Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing;
  22. 5411-Legal Services;
  23. 5412-Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services;
  24. 5417-Scientific Research and Development Services;
  25. 5418-Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services;
  26. 5615-Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services;
  27. 5619-Other Support Services;
  28. 5621-Waste Collection;
  29. 5622-Waste Treatment and Disposal;
  30. 6114-Business Schools and Computer and Management Training;
  31. 6115-Technical and Trade Schools;
  32. 6117-Educational Support Services;
  33. 6242-Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services;
  34. 6243-Vocational Rehabilitation Services;
  35. 7211-Traveler Accommodation;
  36. 8112-Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance;
  37. 8129-Other Personal Services; and
  38. 8139-Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations.






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