The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is used by business and government to classify and measure economic activity in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The Office of Management and Budget’s Economic Classification Policy Committee (ECPC) announced it is soliciting proposals from the public for changes to the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) structure and content to be included in a potential 2012 revision.
THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR US WHO WORK ON MARKETS AND MERCHANTS. Merchants were once a census occupation category and right now we cannot disaggregate from existing categories to know what is happening in the "street" economy.
I have a draft of a letter to NAICS which could help you in your comment.
You can see the call here: http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/pdf/E9-60.pdf
If you are interested in collaborating on comments about NAICS, in particular, comments about markets and merchants, please contact me.
Submitted by Alfonso Morales on Tue, 03/10/2009 - 1:17pm.
San Francisco - April - see the attachment! see you there!
Submitted by Alfonso Morales on Wed, 03/04/2009 - 10:28am.
I received this email today from Nikhil, one of the undergraduates applying for money to start a new market in STL:
Thanks you very much for your letter of recommendation. It has helped us become selected as finalists for the grant! We will be giving presentations to the committee on April 3rd and plan on doing more interviews and research up until then.
Thanks again and I hope the flu has finally left you alone!
- Nikhil Agrawal
LETS HOPE THEY ARE SUCCESSFUL IN THAT PRESENTATION!
Submitted by Alfonso Morales on Tue, 03/03/2009 - 10:29pm.
March 2, 2009
BBC News has great series from differen types of outdoor style
marketplaces around the world. This is being broadcast in
segments on its BBC World News on TV and is available to see
on the Internet at
The series is titled: “Fruits of Crisis” and also “Global Markets Feel the Downturn.”
Several of the markets report business is booming. Vendors comment
that customers are going back to the basics.
Video reports come from Beijing, Dubai, Lagos, London Mumbai, Buenos
Aires, Johannesburg; and audio-only reports are from a Moscow flea
market, Cairo camel market, Australian cattle market, and Addis Ababa grain market.
-- Steve Balkin, Roosevelt University, sbalkin-AT-roosevelt.edu
Submitted by sbalkin on Tue, 03/03/2009 - 12:18am.
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