SBA Increases Size Standards in 3 NAICS Sectors; 18,600 Additional Businesses Qualify As Small

October 4, 2012

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) issued three final rules in the Federal Register, effective Oct. 24, 2012, increasing size standards for firms in three North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Sectors: Sector 53 – Real Estate and Rental and Leasing; Sector 61 – Educational Services; and  Sector 62 – Health Care and Social Assistance.

New size standards will enable more businesses in these sectors to obtain or retain small business status; will give federal agencies a larger pool of small businesses from which to choose for their procurement programs; and will make more small businesses eligible for SBA’s loan programs. Under the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010, SBA will continue its comprehensive review of all size standards for the next several years. In this round of increases:

  • Sector 53 – Real Estate and Rental and Leasing Sector: size standard increased in 21 industries; more than 13,000 additional firms will quality as small. This increase was proposed in the November 15, 2011, Federal Register.
  • Sector 61 – Educational Services Sector: size standard increased in 9 industries; more than 1,500 additional firms will quality as small. This increase was proposed in the November 15, 2011, Federal Register.
  • Sector 62 – Health Care and Social Assistance Sector: size standard increased in 28 industries; more than 4,100 additional firms will quality as small.

For the latest about SBA’s revisions to small business size standards on Sectors 54 and 81 size standard updates. See details of the Sectors 53, 61, and 62 updates below.

NAICS Industry TitleCurrent size standard
($ million)
Revised size standard
($ million)
Sector 53, Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
531110Lessors of Residential Buildings and Dwellings$7.0$25.5
531120Lessors of Nonresidential Buildings (except Miniwarehouses)$7.0$25.5
531190Lessors of Other Real Estate Property$7.0$25.5
Except,Leasing of Building Space to Federal Government by Owners$20.5$35.5
531210Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers$2.0$7.0
531311Residential Property Managers$2.0$7.0
531312Nonresidential Property Managers$2.0$7.0
531320Offices of Real Estate Appraisers$2.0$7.0
531390Other Activities Related to Real Estate$2.0$7.0
532111Passenger Car Rental$25.5$35.5
532112Passenger Car Leasing$25.5$35.5
532120Truck, Utility Trailer, and RV (Recreational Vehicle) Rental and Leasing$25.5$35.5
532210Consumer Electronics and Appliances Rental$7.0$35.5
532220Formal Wear and Costume Rental$7.0$19.0
532230Video Tape and Disc Rental$7.0$25.5
532291Home Health Equipment and Rental$7.0$30.0
532411Commercial, Air, Rail, and Water, Transportation Equipment and Rental$7.0$30.0
532412Construction, Mining and Forestry Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing$12.5$30.0
532420Office Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing$25.5$30.0
532490Other Commercial, and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing$7.0$30.0
533110Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works)$7.0$35.5
Sector 61, Educational Services
611110Elementary and Secondary Schools$7.0$10.0
611210Junior Colleges$7.0$19.0
611310Colleges, Universities and Professional Schools$7.0$25.5
611420Computer Training$7.0$10.0
611430Professional and Management Development Training$7.0$10.0
611519Other Technical and Trade Schools$7.0$14.0
611519Language Schools$7.0$10.0
611699All Other Miscellaneous Schools and Instruction$7.0$10.0
611710Educational Support Services$7.0$14.0
Sector 62, Health Care and Social Assistance
621420Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers$10.0$14.0
621491HMO Medical Centers$10.0$30.0
621492Kidney Dialysis Centers$34.5$35.5
621493Freestanding Ambulatory Surgical and Emergency Centers$10.0$14.0
621498All Other Outpatient Care Centers$10.0$19.0
621511Medical Laboratories$13.5$30.0
621512Diagnostic Imaging Centers$13.5$14.0
621610Home Health Care Services$13.5$14.0
621910Ambulance Services$7.0$14.0
621991Blood and Organ Banks$10.0$30.0
621999All Other Miscellaneous Ambulatory Health Care Services$10.0$14.0
622110General Medical and Surgical Hospitals$34.5$35.5
622210Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals$34.5$35.5
622310Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals$34.5$35.5
623110Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)$13.5$25.5
623210Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities$10.0$14.0
623220Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities$7.0$14.0
623311Continuing Care Retirement Communities$13.5$25.5
623312Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly$7.0$10.0
623990Other Residential Care Facilities$7.0$10.0
624110Child and Youth Services$7.0$10.0
624120Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities$7.0$10.0
624190Other Individual and Family Services$7.0$10.0
624210Community Food Services$7.0$10.0
624221Temporary Shelters$7.0$10.0
624229Other Community Housing Services$7.0$14.0
624230Emergency and Other Relief Services$7.0$30.0
624310Vocational Rehabilitation Services$7.0$10.0

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