Start a Business on the Cheap: 10 Growth Industries

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Green and Sustainable Building Construction
Projected five-year annual growth rate: 23%
Going green isn’t just good for the environment; it’s also good for business. Over the past five years, publicly-funded projects have been a boon for construction companies specializing in green and sustainable buildings. Meanwhile, the federal government’s LEED certification program has spurred private businesses to incorporate green and sustainable materials in buildings in exchange for tax incentives. Public projects are expected to wane as stimulus funding ends, says IBISWorld analyst Deonta Smith, but demand from the private sector is on the rise.