Commercial Facilities

Sector Overview

The Commerical Facilities includes prominent commercial centers, office buildings, sports stadiums, theme parks, and other sites where large numbers of people congregate to pursue business activities, conduct personal commercial transactions, or enjoy recreational pastimes.

This Sector includes a diverse range of sites that draw large crowds of people for shopping, business, entertainment, or lodging. Facilities within the sector operate on the principle of open public access, meaning that the general public can move freely without the deterrent of highly visible security barriers. The majority of these facilities are privately owned and are operated with minimal interference by the federal government or other regulatory entities.

The Commercial Facilities Sector consists of eight subsectors:

  • Entertainment and Media (e.g., motion picture studios, broadcast media)
  • Gaming (e.g., casinos)
  • Lodging (e.g., hotels, motels, conference centers)
  • Outdoor Events (e.g., theme and amusement parks, fairs, campgrounds, parades)
  • Public Assembly (e.g., arenas, stadiums, aquariums, zoos, museums, convention centers)
  • Real Estate (e.g., office and apartment buildings, condominiums, mixed use facilities, self-storage)
  • Retail (e.g., retail centers and districts, shopping malls)
  • Sports Leagues (e.g., professional sports leagues and federations)