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America’s 5,000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies Revealed

2008-08-20 14:25:00

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                     Aggregate Revenue of $185 Billion

iSeatz Ranks No. 494 on the 2008 Inc. 5,000 With Three-Year Sales Growth of


    NEW YORK, Aug. 20 /EMWNews/ -- Inc. today ranked iSeatz as No. 494

on its annual ranking of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the

country. The list is the most comprehensive look at the most important

segment of the economy -- America's independent-minded entrepreneurs. Taken

as a whole, these companies represent the backbone of the U.S. economy.

    "Our second annual Inc. 5000 continues the most ambitious project in

business journalism," said Inc. 5000 Project Manager Jim Melloan. "The Inc.

5000 gives an unrivalled portrait of young, underreported companies across

all industries doing fascinating things with cutting-edge business models,

as well as older companies that are still showing impressive growth."

    Founded in New Orleans, iSeatz offers a highly customized travel and

entertainment solution, comprised of a flexible booking engine and

extensive network of sourced suppliers and Marketing Partners, that it

individually designs and deploys for each of its clients. iSeatz has built

innovative solutions for a range of global companies including Delta Air

Lines, Northwest Airlines, Air Canada,, Southwest Airlines,

MasterCard, Citi and

    iSeatz is the only Louisiana-based company to make the top 500 ranking

among all companies honored on the 2008 Inc. 5000 list. Additionally,

iSeatz is ranked No. 59 in the Top 100 Business Services Companies


    The 5000 companies that made the list reported aggregate revenue of

$185 billion and median three-year growth of 147 percent. Most important,

the 2008 Inc. 5000 companies were engines of job growth, having created

more than 826,033 jobs since those companies were founded. Complete results

of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and a list of the

fastest-growing companies that can be sorted by industry and region can be

found at

    Hottest Regions for Fastest-Growing Companies

    The New York metro area tops the Inc. 5000 list with the most companies

of any city with 355. Washington, D.C. comes in a close second with 300

companies on the list; Los Angeles comes in third with 244 companies, and

Atlanta (194 companies) and Chicago (189 companies) round out the top five.

Interestingly, only 62 companies on the Inc. 5000 are not based in

metropolitan areas.

    Grand Rapids, Mich. leads the list with the highest median revenue of

any metro area ($26.2 million, 16 companies), followed by San Antonio,

Texas ($21.3 million, 25 companies), Baton Rouge, La. ($18.8 million, 14

companies), Houston ($17.1 million, 97 companies), and Kansas City,

Mo.-Kan. ($16.5 million, 39 companies).

    Hottest Industries for Fastest-Growing Businesses

    The most notable median growth categories among the Inc. 5000

fastest-growing businesses are in the Energy category (which grew by 298%),

followed by Government Services (which grew by 220%), Security (200%

growth), IT Services and Software (both grew by 187%), and Consulting

(which grew by 182% on average).

    The largest business category is IT Services, with 579 Inc. 5000

companies. Business Services (532 companies), Construction (459),

Manufacturing (405), and Advertising & Marketing (361) complete the top

five industries ranked on the 2008 Inc. 5000.

    Industries reporting the highest median revenue are Travel ($38.8

million), Financial Services ($16.3 million), Logistics ($15.4 million)

Government Services ($14.2 million), and Energy ($14.2 million).


    The 2008 Inc. 5000 list measures revenue growth from 2004 through 2007.

To qualify, companies must be U.S.-based and privately held, for profit,

independent -- not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies -- as of

December 31, 2007, and have had at least $200,000 in revenue in 2004, and

$2 million in 2007.

    Companies can apply for next year's Inc. 5000 by registering with

"IncBizNet, Business Network for Private Companies," at

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    Each year, Inc. magazine and celebrate the remarkable

achievements of today's entrepreneurial superstars -- the privately held

small businesses that drive our economy. The Inc. 500|Inc. 5000 Conference

brings together members of the Inc. 5000 community-both a new class of Inc.

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inspired learning, and momentous celebration. For the first time ever, this

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    iSeatz offers a highly customized travel and entertainment solution,

comprised of a flexible booking engine and extensive network of sourced

suppliers and Marketing Partners, that it individually designs and deploys

for each of its clients. By serving as the seamless bridge between its

top-tier clients and network of suppliers and Marketing Partners, the

iSeatz solution enables clients to further differentiate their loyalty

programs, generate ancillary revenue and power brand devotion. The iSeatz

solution provides a single integration, enabling supplier direct-connects

and immediate access to up to 60,000 global suppliers and products, and is

delivered via a proprietary technology platform that drives repeat usage

and advanced functionality. iSeatz also provides dedicated 24/7

multilingual customer support services to ensure satisfaction and

productivity. To learn more about visit

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