50. Postmodern Company
50. Postmodern Company
2010 Revenues: $6.7 million
5-year Annual Growth Rate: 29%

David Emrich
Location: Denver, CO

About the business:
Production and post-production studio Postmodern Company was founded in Denver, Colorado in 1991. The company had only seven employees on staff after its first nine years in business, showing that business growth doesn't always happen immediately.

Today, Postmodern boasts more than 30 employees and has successfully adjusted its business model to fit with the media industry's evolution. CEO Dave Emrich says the company benefits from its urban location in an arts district and credits his staff for its continued success.

The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) defines inner cities as core urban areas with higher unemployment and poverty rates and lower median incomes than their surrounding metropolitan statistical areas. For the 2012 list, ICIC received more than 2,000 solicited nominations using its database of small businesses and through the support of its nominating partners, including the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Staples, New York City Department of Small Business Services, and the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Companies were ranked by compound annual growth rate (CAGR) based on their revenue over the five-year period between 2006 and 2010, the last year for which complete data was available. This list was audited by the independent accounting firm of Rucci Bardaro and Barrett, PC.
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