Industry: 8611—Business Associations
Membership organizations engaged in promoting the business interests of their members. Associations owned by their members but organized to perform a specific business function, such as common marketing of crops or joint advertising, are classified according to the function performed.

Better business bureausJunior Chambers of Commerce
Boards of trade, other than security and commodity exchangesManufacturers' institutes
Business associations, other than civic and socialMerchants' associations, not engaged in credit investigations
Chambers of CommercePublic utility associations
Contractor's associationsReal estate boards
Growers' associations, not engaged in contract buying or sellingShipping and steamship company associations
Growers' marketing advisory servicesTrade associations
Industrial standards committees
Codes Titles Number of US Businesses
8611Business Associations30,281
861100Business associations13,216
86110000Business associations13,216
861101Trade associations8,418
86110100Trade associations3,759
86110101Contractors' association1,354
86110102Manufacturers' institute838
86110103Merchants' association1,842
86110104Public utility association456
86110105Shipping and steamship company association169
861102Growers' associations546
86110200Growers' associations363
86110201Growers' marketing advisory service183
861103Regulatory associations1,039
86110300Regulatory associations353
86110301Better Business Bureau204
86110302Board of Trade24
86110303Industrial standards committee41
86110304Real estate board417
861199Business associations, nec7,062
86119901Banker's organization, advisory services128
86119902Chamber of Commerce5,443
86119903Community affairs and services1,395
86119904Junior Chamber of Commerce96