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The Commercial Facilities 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 operated, with minimal interaction with the federal government and 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)

The Commercial Facilities Sector's Specific Agency is the Department of Homeland Security. 


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