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Inc. Magazine Unveils 32nd Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

iMethods Ranks No. 1454 on the 2013 Inc. 5000 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 276%

imethodsInc. magazine today ranked iMethods NO. 1454 on its 32nd annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Microsoft, uBreakiFix, Plum Organics, Jamba Juice, Orion, Colo5, Vizio, Oracle, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500|5000.

“We are humbled to receive this significant recognition as we strive to fulfill our mission of matching skilled IT professionals with the needs of our clients, creating value for their businesses and providing meaningful work for those we recruit. It’s incredibly encouraging to see such growth within our nation and it’s an honor to be included in that group. It’s an indicator that we’re on the right track and give thanks to God for this blessing.”- Clint Drawdy, iMethods’ President

The 2013 Inc. 500, unveiled in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 21 to November 15 and on Inc.com), is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. To make the cut, companies had to have achieved a staggering minimum of 770% in sales growth. The Inc. 500’ s aggregate revenue is $15.7 billion, with a median three-year growth of 1,431 percent. The companies on this year’s Inc. 500 employ more than 48,000 people and generated over 40,000 jobs in the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 500|5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/500.

“Now, more than ever, we depend on Inc. 500/5000 companies to spur innovation, provide jobs, and drive the economy forward.  Growth companies, not large corporations, are where the action is,” says Inc. magazine Editor Eric Schurenberg.

Methodology

The 2013 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2009 to 2012. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2009. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2012. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2009 is $100,000; the minimum for 2012 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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