growth industry

noun

Definition of growth industry

: a business that has become increasingly popular or profitable also : an interest or activity that is increasingly popular or trendy

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Don’t sell these products of the earth short: tomatoes the size of grapefruits, squash the size of a man’s head, pumpkins the size of a small car: truly, agriculture is a growth industry at which Maryland excels. Chris Kaltenbach, baltimoresun.com, "How to spend the perfect day at the Maryland State Fair," 20 Aug. 2019 Suppliers cash in on billions in contracts to provide logistics for the growth industry of internment. David Carroll, Quartz, "China embraces its surveillance state. The US pretends it doesn’t have one," 23 July 2019 If the political, legal and logistical hurdles are met, ethanol will once again be a growth industry. Spencer Jakab, WSJ, "Ethanol’s Field of Dreams Gets More Real," 9 Oct. 2018 By the 1970s, Pennsylvania prisons had become a growth industry. Samantha Melamed, Philly.com, "Can the rural prison economy survive the era of decarceration?," 7 June 2018 The problem is that political data mining is a growth industry, said Paul Mitchell, vice president of Political Data, a company that provides voter information to campaigns. John Wildermuth, San Francisco Chronicle, "California elected officials dismayed at use of Facebook data," 20 Mar. 2018 Meanwhile, further investment in workforce development and job training programs will allow workers in shrinking industries to better transition into jobs in the growth industries. Amy Chance, sacbee, "'Not all machines are evil,' and other thoughts on California's changing economy," 2 July 2018 The Chicago professional-services firm said the deal streamlines its focus on management consulting and managed services across high-growth industries. Colin Kellaher, WSJ, "Navigant to Sell Units to Ankura for $470 Million," 25 June 2018 With more than 1 in 10 Americans having some type of disability (some studies put the number significantly higher), and those numbers rising as people age, adaptive fashion is clearly a growth industry. Emily Matchar, Smithsonian, "Designing “Adaptive Clothing” For Those With Special Needs," 8 May 2018

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First Known Use of growth industry

1954, in the meaning defined above

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