The Fastest Growing Industries in America are eCommerce and Environmental Consulting

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The folks at Staff.com have put together an infographic highlighting start up survival rates, the types of businesses most likely to fail and the best industries for starting a business in the next five years.

While the inclusion of eCommerce, online publishing and Internet games under the latter is hardly a surprise, the fact that residential construction, environmental consulting and logistics are considered booming sectors comes with a little trepidation.

If the growth estimates are correct, however, this could mean big things for certain stocks. Let's take a look at sectors where Staff.com expects to see growth:

eCommerce Looking at eCommerce, there's established players like Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN ) and eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY ), which will continue to thrive, but niche firms like Vistaprint (NASDAQ: VPRT ), 1-800-Flowers (NASDAQ: FLWS ) and Nutrisystem (NASDAQ: NTRI ) definitely stand to gain as well. Expect new niche sellers to burst onto the scene as well.

Internet Publishing Within the realm of Internet publishing, the prospects of print-dominated outlets like Gannett (NYSE: GCI ) and the McClatchy Company (NYSE: MNI ) don't look very good.

Their losses could be offset by gains with firms with some skin in the online publishing game, notably Yahoo (NASDAQ: YHOO ), News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS ), and the Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO ).

Mobile Games As the popularity of online gaming grows, look for Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA ) to capitalize, especially with their Facebook (NASDAQ: FB ) integration. Despite its recent woes, Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA ) has delved into online gaming, a move that could pay dividends.

Look for the stock of Chinese gaming companies like Giant Interactive Group (NYSE: GA ), Changyou.com (NASDAQ: CYOU ) and Perfect World (NASDAQ: PWRD ) to blossom in a growing market. These companies may not be American, but they're influence will certainly be felt across the globe.

Residential Construction Benzinga identified the top four small-cap stocks in residential construction with the highest EPS back in March. Other big-names in the sector include NVR (NYSE: NVR ) , M/I Homes (NYSE: MHO ) and D.R. Horton (NYSE: DHI ).

Environmental Consulting There aren't many publicly-traded companies in the environmental consulting sector, though that could change. The largest company is URS Corp. (NYSE: URS ). Other big players who could pursue an IPO in the next few years are Omaha, Nebraska-based HDR, Atlanta's AMEC Earth & Environmental and CH2M Hill, based out of Englewood, Colorado.

IT Consulting Seeking Alpha has written about rising stars in the IT Consulting sphere, including Navigant Consulting (NYSE: NCI ), FTI Consulting (NYSE: FCN ) and Huron Consulting (NASDAQ: HURN ).

Two of the biggest names in the industry are Accenture (NYSE: ACN ) and I.B.M. (NYSE: IBM ).

Transport and Logistics Expect the top firms in the transport and logistics circle to thrive in the next few years. These stocks include Echo Global (NASDAQ: ECHO ), FedEx (NYSE: FDX ), Forward Air (NASDAQ: FWRD ) and Hub Group (NASDAQ: HUBG ).

Check out Staff.com's infographic below (click to enlarge):

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Referenced Stocks: CYOU , FLWS , FWRD , HUBG , HURN

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