Business Climate Survey

Appendix A

Description of Businesses Surveyed

The 2018 Maryland Business Climate Survey used firm information purchased from Dun and Bradstreet. This database included business name, employment size, industry, and contact information for selected businesses.

The sample of businesses that was used for the survey included firms:

  • That are located in Maryland

  • That were private businesses

  • That had over 10 employees

  • That were in selected “mobile” industries that include:

    • Manufacturing (NAICS 31-33)

    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 42)

    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48)

    • Information (NAICS 51)

    • Finance and insurance (NAICS 52)

    • Professional, scientific, and technical Services (NAICS 54)

    • Management of companies and enterprises (NAICS 55)

    • Telephone call centers (NAICS 5614).


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