The Best Industries for Starting a Business Right Now

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Environmental Consulting

Environmental consulting, now an industry valued at $19.1 billion, is expected to grow 9.4 percent over the next five years, IBISWorld reports. Such growth reflects increased demand for resources, tighter government regulations, and rapid improvements in technology. "Environmental consulting is a mature business now," says Brad Mauer, business development manager for Sovereign Consulting, an environmental-consulting firm in Robbinsville, New Jersey. Read more.