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 Associations30,056
861100Business associations13,028
86110000Business associations13,028
861101Trade associations8,483
86110100Trade associations3,670
86110101Contractors' association1,375
86110102Manufacturers' institute881
86110103Merchants' association1,916
86110104Public utility association466
86110105Shipping and steamship company association175
861102Growers' associations553
86110200Growers' associations365
86110201Growers' marketing advisory service188
861103Regulatory associations1,059
86110300Regulatory associations365
86110301Better Business Bureau205
86110302Board of Trade23
86110303Industrial standards committee45
86110304Real estate board421
861199Business associations, nec6,933
86119901Banker's organization, advisory services132
86119902Chamber of Commerce5,289
86119903Community affairs and services1,411
86119904Junior Chamber of Commerce101