Although the growth of industries tends to vary based on economic conditions at the time, a 2012 estimate by IBIS World projected the fastest-growing industries in the US to be mainly related to the Internet, health and the environment. The social media gaming industry grew by an average of 128% annually from 2002 through 2012, which was thought to be because of the need for low-cost entertainment options. Other fast-growing US industries were also online, including eyeglass and contact lens retailers and for-profit colleges. The health industry grew throughout the Great Recession and was projected by IBIS World to continue to grow — particularly the yoga, self-tanner and generic pharmaceutical drugs industries.
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