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Business Size Standards

This table lists small business size standards matched to industries described in the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). The latest NAICS Codes are referred to as NAICS 2012. The size standards are expressed in either millions of dollars (those preceded by "$") or number of employees (those without the "$").

A size standard is the largest that a business concern can be and still qualify as a small business for Federal Government programs. For the most part, size standards are the average annual receipts or the average employment of a firm. How to calculate average annual receipts and average employment of a firm can be found in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 13 CFR § 121.104 and 13 CFR § 121.106, respectively. SBA also includes the table of size standards in the Small Business Size Regulations, 13 CFR § 121.201.

IMPORTANT: Businesses that participate in federal government procurement programs, either as a prime contractor or as a subcontractor, might see their size status change based on these updated size standards.