Market Size

The search for the mysterious figure of how big the environmental restoration market is continues. The people who’ve put market research together won’t share even the topline without a payme larger than I can afford.

But suddenly: this!

Environmental restoration is a $25 billion industry that generates more direct jobs than steel production in the United States, according to

Perhaps they’re better at cajoling the market researchers into divulging the headline than I am. (Usually, market research uses topline numbers to garner media interest that promotes the in-depth research they’re really selling. But in this case, apparently not. There are no press release, and this is the first actual figure I’ve seen.

It’s also in the context of an editorial in the Alexandria Times calling for a re-examination of the Taylor Run Stream restoration in Alexandria VA.

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