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 Associations30,481
861100Business associations10,504
86110000Business associations10,504
861101Trade associations9,889
86110100Trade associations4,701
86110101Contractors' association1,793
86110102Manufacturers' institute846
86110103Merchants' association1,928
86110104Public utility association455
86110105Shipping and steamship company association166
861102Growers' associations547
86110200Growers' associations373
86110201Growers' marketing advisory service174
861103Regulatory associations1,094
86110300Regulatory associations358
86110301Better Business Bureau202
86110302Board of Trade24
86110303Industrial standards committee41
86110304Real estate board469
861199Business associations, nec8,447
86119901Banker's organization, advisory services131
86119902Chamber of Commerce6,824
86119903Community affairs and services1,406
86119904Junior Chamber of Commerce86