Best Industries for Starting a Business in 2012

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Over the next few years, expect to hear just as much about the 'blue' economy as we all hear about the green one. The planet is increasingly strapped for clean water: If everyone in the world used as much water as the average American, we'd run out of clean water within eight years. Within the U.S., severe droughts are increasing the demand and price of water; within five years, the water industry will be growing at about 14.8 percent annually. As water irrigation and supply centers are becoming privatized, there's a huge opportunity for start-ups to join this $62 billion industry and help solve what may be the planet's most important problem. See more