SIC Industry Description

Industry: 8732—Commercial Economic, Sociological, and Educational Research
Establishments primarily engaged in performing commercial business, marketing, opinion, and other economic, sociological, and educational research on a contract or fee basis. Noncommercial economic, sociological, and educational research establishments funded from endowments, grants, or contributions are classified in Industry 8733.

Business economists, commercialMarket research commercial
Business research commercialOpinion research commercial
Economic research, commercialResearch economic, sociological and educational—commercial
Educational research, commercialSociological research commercial
Codes TitlesTotal Marketable US Businesses
8732Commercial Nonphysical Research14,542
873200Commercial nonphysical research1,579
87320000Commercial nonphysical research1,579
873201Market analysis, business, and economic research11,426
87320100Market analysis, business, and economic research2,161
87320101Business analysis1,422
87320102Business economic service393
87320103Business research service632
87320104Economic research379
87320105Market analysis or research4,291
87320106Merger, acquisition, and reorganization research339
87320107Opinion research89
87320108Research services, except laboratory1,350
87320109Survey service: marketing, location, etc.370
873202Commercial sociological and educational research1,537
87320200Commercial sociological and educational research400
87320201Educational research960
87320202Sociological research177