Master List of SIC Codes Considered High Technology
by One or More Sources;

SIC Codes used in GCCC's High Tech Database


SIC Codes
Description of Business
Misc. sources
AEA 
Mayors 
Milken 
GCCC 

Y= USING

2087
Flavorings R&D employment
Y
229x
Misc. textile goods mlr
Y
261x
Pulp mills mlr
Y
267x
Misc. converted paper products mlr
Y
281x
Industrial inorganic chemicals mlr, tn , ma
Y
282x
Plastics, synthetic resins tn, ma
X
Y
283x
Drugs & related product manufacture mlr, tn, cit, ma
X
Manu
Y
284x
Soaps, cleaners, toilet goods mlr, tn
X
Y
286x
Industrial organic chemicals mlr, tn, ma
Y
287x
Agricultural chemicals mlr, cit
Y
289x
Misc. chemical products mlr, ma
Y
299x
Misc. petroleum & coal products mlr
Y
30xx
Rubber & misc. product manufacturing cit
Y
335x
Nonferrous rolling & drawing mlr
Y
336x
Nonferrous die-castings cit
Y
348x
Ordnance, small arms, ammunition mlr, ma
Y
349x
Industrial valves, fluid power valves, etc. ma, cit
Y
351x
Engines & turbines mlr, tn, cit, ma
Y
353x
Industrial equipment & machinery ma, cit
Y
354x
Machine tools, metal cutting, forming, dies, patterns tn, ma
Y
355x
Special industrial machinery mlr, tn, ma
Y
356x
General industrial machinery, n. e. c. mlr, ma, cit, tn
Y
357x
Computer & office equipment mlr, tn, cit, ma, 
X
X
Manu
Y
358x
Machines, including environmental & ecological products  tn
Y
359x
Industrial machines, n. e. c.. mlr, tn, cit, ma
Y
361x
Electrical transmission & distribution equipment tn, ma
X
Y
362x
Electrical industrial apparatus mlr, tn, ma, cit
X
Y
363x
Household appliance manufacture tn
Y
364x
Electric lighting & lighting equipment tn
Y
365x
Household audio, video equipment & audio recording mlr, tn, ma, 
X
Y
366x
Communications equipment mlr, tn, cit, ma
X
X
Manu
Y
367x
Electronic components & accessories mlr, ma, cit
X
X
Manu
Y
369x
Electrical machinery, n. e. c. mlr, ma, tn
Y
371x
Motor vehicles & equipment mlr, tn, cit, ma
Y
372x
Aircraft and parts mlr, tn ,cit, ma
X
Y
373x
Ship & boat building & repairing cit, ma
Y
374x
Railroad equipment cit
Y
375x
Motorcycles, bicycles & parts cit
Y
376x
Guided missiles and space vehicles and parts mlr, tn, cit, ma
X
Y
379x
Misc. transportation equipment mlr, cit
Y
381x
Search, detection, navigation instruments mlr, tn, cit, ma
X
X
Manu
Y
382x
Laboratory, analytical, optical, measuring, etc. instruments mlr, tn, cit, ma
X
X
Manu
Y
384x
Surgical, medical, dental instruments & supplies mlr, tn, cit, ma
X
X
Manu
Y
3851
Ophthalmic goods ma, cit
X
Y
386x
Photographic equipment & supplies mlr, tn
X
X
Y
3999
Misc. manufacturing industries tn
Y
48xx
Communication services ma, cit
X
Service
Y
5045
Computers, peripherals, software sales/rental cit 
Y
737x
Computer & data-processing services mlr, ma, cit
X
X
Service
Y
7389
Business services n. e. c. ma
Y
871x
Engineering & architectural services mlr, cit, ma
X
Service
Y
873x
Research & testing services mlr, cit, ma
X
Service
Y
874x
Management & public relations mlr, ma
X
Y
899x
Services n. e. c. mlr, ma
Y
12xx
Coal mining  cit 
N
131x
Crude petroleum & natural gas operations mlr , ma , cit
N
132x
Natural gas liquids ma, cit
N
138x
Oil & gas field drilling, exploration, wells, services cit
N
201x
Food & kindred product manufacturing cit
N
211x
Cigarette manufacturing mlr
N
2911
Petroleum refining mlr, tn
N
3264
Porcelain electrical products ma
N
3873
Watches & clocks ma
N
49xx
Electric, gas & sanitary services cit
N
781x
Motion picture production & allied services
Service
N
8700
Engineering & management services cit
N
 

AEA = Cybercities: A City-by-City Overview of the High-Technology Industry, American Electronics Assocation.

Mayors = U.S. Metro Economies: Leading America's New Economy, The United States Conference of Mayors and the National Association of Counties, June 6, 2000

Milken = America's High Tech Economy: Growth, Development & Risks for Metropolitan Areas by Ross C. DeVol, July 13, 1999 Milken Institute

GCCC = Y= used in Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce High Technology Database 
               N = major category not used, although individual companies in this category are tagged as high tech in database

R&D employment = Meets criteria for high tech because of higher than US average employment of R&D/technology worker

tn = From: http://www.state.tn.us/ecd/ Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development

cit = Technology in Virginia’s Regions by Roger Stough, et al., Center for Regional Analysis, Institute of Public Policy, George Mason University, June 1997; Extended Technology Index as used by the Center for Innovative Technology (Virginia)

 mlr = “High Technology Employment: Another View,” by Paul Hadlock, Daniel Hecker and Joseph Gannon, Monthly Labor Review, July 1991

ma = Technology in Virginia’s Regions by Roger Stough, et al., Center for Regional Analysis, Institute of Public Policy, George Mason University, June 1997; Modified Armington SIC Categories

Constance Lee Menefee
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