One of the few times in the life of a federal statistical program which the general public has an opportunity for input is when a notice about an upcoming change is published in the Federal Register. Such a notice has recently been placed in the Federal Register, requesting comments and suggestions regarding North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) revisions for 2012
The Kauffman Foundation is trying to utilize opportunities for Federal Register comments on data collection efforts to make sure that the different perspectives of our research community are voiced on important issues. This Federal Register request regarding upcoming NAICS revisions would seem an important one for many studying entrepreneurship and innovation. If you have particular comments, we encourage you to send them directly as outlined in the link above and to forward a copy of your comments on to us. Alternatively, if you'd be interested in participating in a coordinated letter with Kauffman, please email your comments to me directly. Please feel free to forward this email on to other researchers who would have an interest in this topic.
Of particular interest to Kauffman is the request for suggestions for additions of new and emerging industries. Other sections request comments on reducing manufacturing detail and clarifying treatment of manufacturing units that outsource. Comments are due April 7. We'll be formulating our letter in March. Do you have ideas or an interest in this topic? Please add comments here or email us