Best Industries for Starting a Business in 2012

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Thanks to the ability to order one-off customized products and the ease of comparison shopping, Americans are spending more and more money online. That's expected to continue, with the e-commerce industry poised to grow 8.8% annually through 2017. Employment will creep upward as well, from 177,642 e-commerce related jobs last year to 183,396 by the end of 2012 and nearly 206,000 in 2017. Americans are expected to spend $334.3 billion online by the end of 2017. See more