It’s amazing to me how fast the drone market is growing. According to the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, an industry trade group, the market for commercial and non-military drones will top $13.5 billion by 2016. The market will grow to over $80 billion between 2015 and 2025 and 100,000 well-paying jobs will be created, too. They predict national tax revenue of $482 million by 2025.
Innovation happens in hot industries and the drone industry is no exception. Gary Mortimer from sUAS News wrote an interesting piece titled “More than $10 million dollars invested in crowd funded drones.“where he discusses the state of drone crowdfunding.
The top ten have raised between them over $10.5 million dollars, an astonishing 89.4% of that between the top 5.