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DC Most Represented City on Inc. 500 | 5000 List

Posted by: Mark Marich on August 29, 2011 Source: Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship

Each year, Inc. releases their list of the 500 (and now 5000) fastest growing firms in the United States. Sitting atop the 2011 list is ideeli, a members-only retail shopping site with more than 4 million member that grew by 40,882% in 3 years.

But while the NY-based firm secured individual honors, Washington, DC was home to the largest number of firms on the Inc 5000 list (53) while New York (43) and Los Angeles (42) closely followed it. Other cities in the top ten: San Francisco (19), Philadelphia (18), Atlanta (16), Chicago (15) Boston (13), Miami (13) and Seattle (13).

According to figures released by Inc., the members of the Inc. 5000 created 370,592 jobs in the last three years – led by SeatonCorp in Chicago which has added 14,680 jobs during that time. Looking back on the 30 years of the list, 20 “superstar” Inc. 500 companies—like Zappos, Oracle, Domino’s, and Under Armour—have combined to create 575,457 jobs.

20 Companies. 30 Years. 575,457 Jobs

Check the 2011 Inc. 500 | 5000 site for detailed lists, features, infographics and other information.

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