Most Jobs Added
Allied Universal (No. 1,617),
a security company in
Santa Ana, added 118,531
employees from 2015
to 2018. The runner-up,
customer service company
Alorica (No. 3,743), in Irvine,
added 43,000 jobs in that
span. The average Inc.
5000 company added 131.
As the state with the most
Inc. 5000 revenue—$37.7
billion—California will be
enjoying its gold rush for
years to come.
The Texas state capital, and Inc.’s No. 1 Surge
City, is home to 87 Inc. 5000 companies, the
combined 2018 revenue of which came to
$2.1 billion. This represents an increase of
259% over three years, the second-fastest
rate in the country. Standouts include Cece’s
Veggie Co. (No. 3), which produces a line of
organic-veggie-based food products, and
Austin Cryo Ventures (No. 113), which provides
cryotherapy and other wellness services.
BigCommerce (No. 3,777) is a slower grower,
but the $94.2 million it earned in 2018 by
helping other businesses scale fast makes it
more typical of Austin’s tech-focused boom.
For a detailed look at the top tier of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies, check out this year’s Inc. 500 list, as well as some candid comments from the founders behind them. ;
The Second City
is home to 109
for $3 billion in 2018 revenue. Of
note is Fitness Cubed (No. 180),
founded in 2014 by Arnav Dalmia,
an immigrant from Kolkata, India.
The company is helping solve
America’s obesity problem by
making a compact elliptical
trainer that fits under an office
desk. Now we have no excuse
not to exercise.
This city’s evolution into a tech and health
care hub continues apace. It’s home to
12 Inc. 5000 companies with a collective
$975 million in revenue. Pantherx Specialty
Pharmacy (No. 268) is one of a handful of
companies in the top 10 percent of the Inc.
5000 on two counts, with a 1,634.7%
three-year revenue growth rate and
$726.1 million in 2018 revenue.
Each light blue circle shows the 2018
revenue for a single company. Shading
signals density—the darker the shading the
more companies present.
Eagan, south of Minneapolis, is home
to five Inc. 5000 companies, which
collectively grew revenue by $21.4
billion between 2015 and 2018, driven
almost entirely by Prime (No. 1,073).
The big pharmacy benefits manager
posted $17.1 billion in 2018 revenue.