America's 5,000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies Revealed.
5,000 Fast-Growth Companies to Quell Your Recession Fears –
List Reports Aggregate Revenue of $185 Billion
BRS Media Inc. Ranks No. 1355 on the 2008 Inc. 5,000
With Three-Year Sales Growth of 280.6%
NEW YORK, August 20, 2008 – Inc. today ranked BRS Media Inc. No. 1355 on its annual ranking of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the country. In addition, the company ranked No. 19 in the Top 50 Media Companies & ranked No. 53 in the Top 100 Businesses in San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA. 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.”
Based in the South of Market district (SoMa) of San Francisco CA, BRS Media (www.brsmedia.fm) is a media e-commerce firm that helps traditional and interactive media companies build and brand on the power of the Internet. In 1998, BRS Media launched dotFM, the first domain registry in the world to offer premium multimedia domains like .FM. Since that time, dotFM has enabled thousands of web sites, radio stations and Internet radio companies to build and brand on the power of a .FM web address. dotFM and iDotz.Net, the company’s other registrar property, ranks among the Top 50 Domain Registrars according to Website Magazine’s 2008 Ranking of the Top 50 Domain Registrars.
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 www.inc5000.com.
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).
Methodology 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 www.incbiznet.com.
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About BRS Media Inc.:
BRS Media, a member of the National Association of Broadcasters, the International Webcasting Association and the Webcaster Alliance, is a full service Internet e-commerce firm that helps radio and multimedia web sites build and brand on the power of the Web. Currently celebrating over 10 years Online, the company's portfolio comprises: dotFM® & dotAM®, domain registrar of premium multimedia .FM and .AM domains; iDotz.Net domain registrar of all gTLD domains (.com, .net, .org), as well as, boutique domains (.la, .im, .vc, .cx & .mn); @Radio.FM & @Radio.AM, free Web based email services; and the ever-popular Web-Radio, the leading portal for "tuning in" Radio on the Internet. BRS Media Inc. can be found on the World Wide Web at www.brsmedia.fm. dotFM and dotAM are registered trademarks of BRS Media, Inc.
For more information contact:
BRS Media Inc.
55 New Montgomery St Suite 622
San Francisco, CA. 94105