To be eligible, companies must be based in the United States, privately held, for profit, independent, and generating revenue since January 7, 2004. The companies, ranging from construction and manufacturing to IT and business services, have been ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2004 through 2007. They have combined revenue of $185.4 billion and growth of 334 percent.
The Inc. 5000 is an expansion of the Inc. 500, which was introduced in 1982. The entire list can be viewed at www.inc.com/inc5000.
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