Zurich in North America today released a new report highlighting what
are anticipated to be the next decade's Hottest Growth Industries, in
collaboration with Philip Auerswald, an Associate Professor at George
Mason University, adviser to the Clinton Global Initiative, and the
founding president of the National Center for Entrepreneurship and
This report, "Growth Opportunities for the American Worker: Hottest
Growth Industries by Decade: 1890-2020," seeks insight into the next
decade of America's economic evolution by revisiting 10 prior decades of
industrial change and helps provide some perspective around how past
trends can help predict future job creation and business growth. The
findings suggest that history is slightly repeating itself as
manufacturing, energy and agriculture industries are projected to once
again become hot categories. In addition, changes in technology will
transform services and the ways in which people keep themselves healthy.
Zurich sponsored the report after celebrating 100 years in the United
States. After becoming one of the first continental European casualty
insurers in the United States, Zurich had a simple goal: to help a
growing country, grow even more. Today, the United States is four times
more populous and more than 30 times more prosperous than it was a
century ago and this report is a reflection of how the company continues
to look ahead to identify emerging areas of growth.
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Opportunities for the American Worker: Hottest Growth Industries by
About the Author
Philip Auerswald is an Associate Professor at George Mason University,
an adviser to the Clinton Global Initiative, and the founding president
of the National Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He is the
author of The Coming Prosperity: How Entrepreneurs Are Transforming the
Global Economy (Oxford University Press, 2012) as well numerous other
books, reports, and research papers. He is also the co-founder and
co-editor of Innovations, a quarterly journal from MIT Press about
entrepreneurial solutions to global challenges.
Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) is a leading multi-line insurance
provider with a global network of subsidiaries and offices in Europe,
North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East as well
as other markets. It offers a wide range of general insurance and life
insurance products and services for individuals, small businesses,
mid-sized and large companies as well as multinational corporations.
Zurich employs about 60,000 people serving customers in more than 170
countries. The Group, formerly known as Zurich Financial Services Group,
is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, where it was founded in 1872.
The holding company, Zurich Insurance Group Ltd (ZURN), is listed on the
SIX Swiss Exchange and has a level I American Depositary Receipt program
which is traded over-the-counter on OTCQX. Further information about
Zurich is available at www.zurich.com.
In North America, Zurich is a leading commercial property-casualty
insurance provider serving the global corporate, large corporate, middle
market, specialties and programs sectors. Life insurance offered in the
United States is issued by Zurich American Life Insurance Company, an
Illinois domestic life insurance company. For more information about the
products and services it offers and people Zurich employs around the
world, go to http://www.zurichna.com/zna/aboutzurich/zna-home.htm.
Zurich celebrated its 100 year anniversary of insuring America and the
success of its customers, shareholders and employees in 2012. Further
information about Zurich's 100 year anniversary of insuring America is
available at http://www.zurichna.com/100.
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