Best Industries for Starting a Business in 2012

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Mobile Games

No industry on our list has been growing as fast as mobile gaming, which currently employs 28,000 people at 1,500 game developers and boasts about $4.5 billion in sales. Compare that to 2007, when there were just two mobile game-makers collecting $2 million in revenue and employing 32 workers. That adds up to a 397% annual growth rate, and tons of opportunity for entrepreneurs. The best news is that big growth is by no means behind us: Industry growth is actually expected to accelerate thanks to high smartphone adoption rates. As of the end of February, more than 104 million people in the U.S. were smartphone users, a 14% increase from just three months earlier. See more