VIENNA, Va., Aug. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Emergent, LLC, an award-winning small business and IT solutions provider, today announced it has been recognized in the 30th Annual Inc. 500 ranking of the fastest growing private companies in the country. With a 3 year growth rate of 1,063 percent, Emergent ranks #306 on the list. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America's independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Microsoft, Zappos, Intuit, Jamba Juice, Zipcar, Clif Bar, Vizio, Oracle, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500.
The 2011 Inc. 500, unveiled in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 23 to November 15 and on Inc.com), is a group of companies that are smaller but much faster-growing than last year's crop. Aggregate revenue is $10.5 billion, with a median three-year growth of 1,275 percent. The companies on this year's list employ more than 46,000 people and generated over 35,000 jobs in the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 500, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found on Inc.com/500.
"The Inc. 500 award and recognition shows the dedication and commitment to results by the entire Emergent family of employees," said Greg Christensen, President and CEO of Emergent. "We are proud to be one of the nation's fastest growing private companies, and believe our growth is fueled by the amazing people working at Emergent that are the foundation of our sustained success. Through our close customer relationships and robust partnerships with our complimentary software, hardware, cloud and cyber security vendor communities, we are helping solve some of the most complex IT challenges worldwide delivering the right level of people, processes and technologies."
Emergent is an IT solutions provider serving the unique needs of the Federal Government, State and Local Governments and Commercial markets nationwide. Emergent streamlines a customer's approach to purchasing IT and provides specialized training and consulting services helping to integrate and implement a wide variety of technologies.
"Ranking in this year's Inc. 500 is a tremendous accomplishment for Emergent and we are thrilled," says Paul Kohler, Executive Vice President. "The Emergent team partners closely with some of the most respected IT brands and this award is proof that our growth is directly attributed to the success of those partnerships."
Emergent is an award winning Value Added Reseller (VAR) and GSA Schedule Holder (GS-35F-0119W) providing comprehensive IT solutions including product acquisition, consulting and training services. Emergent offers complimentary technology solutions including, Adobe, Red Hat, Symantec and VeriSign, among others within the government, commercial, education and healthcare sectors. For more information, visit http://www.emergent360.com
The 2011 Inc. 500 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2007 to 2010. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2007. Additionally, they had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2010. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2007 is $100,000; the minimum for 2010 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.'s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at www.inc.com/500.
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Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures LLC, Inc. (www.inc.com) is the only major business magazine dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies that delivers real solutions for today's innovative company builders. With a total paid circulation of 710,106, Inc. provides hands-on tools and market-tested strategies for managing people, finances, sales, marketing, and technology. Visit us online at www.inc.com.
About the Inc. 500|5000 Conference
Each year, Inc. and Inc.com celebrate the remarkable achievements of today's entrepreneurial superstars—the privately held small businesses that drive our economy. The Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony brings together members of the Inc. community, both a new class of Inc. 500|5000 honorees and the list's alumni, for three days of powerful networking, inspired learning, and momentous celebration. Please join us September 22–24, 2011, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, located minutes from downtown Washington, D.C. For more information about the 2011 Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony and to register, visit www.inc500conference.com or call 866-901-3205.
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