ANN ARBOR, Mich.
Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Inc. magazine recognized Second To None, Inc. as one of America's Fastest Growing Private Companies for the third year in a row, in the magazine's annual Inc. 5000 issue. The list represents a comprehensive look at America's independent-minded entrepreneurs.
"In these challenging times, we are honored to be part of such a diverse and innovative group of private companies," said Second To None CEO Jeff Hall. "We attribute continued year-over-year growth to the great work of our associates, as well as our expanding roster of Fortune 1000 clients who are deeply committed to next level brand performance through customer experience optimization."
The Inc. 5000 List
The 2009 Inc. 5000, serves as a unique report card on the U.S. economy. Despite the ongoing recession, aggregate revenue among the companies on the list actually increased to $214 billion, up $29 billion from last year, with a median three-year growth rate of 126 percent. The Inc. 5000 are responsible for creating more than 1 million jobs since their founding, making the list a strong example of the impact private, fast-growing companies can have on the economy.
This year's list also offers a preview of which industries are poised for growth in coming years. With an average growth rate of 667 percent, Insurance ranked as the top industry overall. Government Services was the top industry gainer with 252 companies on this year's list, up from 135 last year. Health is the top industry by both total revenue ($22.7 billion) and total employment (156,223 jobs).
Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found on Inc.com.
The Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2005 through 2008. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by the first week of 2005, and therefore able to show four full calendar years of sales. Additionally, they have to be U.S.- based, privately held, for profit, and independent--not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies--as of December 31, 2008. Revenue in 2005 must have been at least $200,000, and revenue in 2008 must have been at least $2 million. The top 10 percent of companies on the list comprise the Inc. 500, now in its 28th year.
About Second To None, Inc.
Second To None, Inc. is a multi-disciplinary customer experience and customer satisfaction measurement firm specializing in mystery shopping, competitive analysis and merchandising and brand audits. We assist Fortune 1000 brands in measuring, understanding and optimizing their brand performance across all points of customer interaction by providing actionable forward-looking information about the customer experience. For more information, visitwww.second-to-none.com or call +1 (734) 302-8400.
For further information: contact, Kerry Colligan, firstname.lastname@example.org, second-to-none.com, (734) 302-8412.