Rank ▾ Company City State 5-year Annual Growth Rate Industry
(Brief Business Description)
1 Coyote Logistics Chicago IL 295% Transportation and logistics management
2 Revolution Foods Oakland CA 144% Nutritious school lunches and organic food for children
3 DMC Consultants Detroit MI 115% General construction and consulting services
4 CSI Oklahoma City OK 104% IT consulting for government clients
5 InGenesis San Antonio TX 102% Staffing solutions for health care industry
6 Neutron Interactive Salt Lake City UT 93% Interactive marketing agency
7 Prometheus Research New Haven CT 92% Web-based access integration tools
8 PMG Project Management Group Houston TX 91% Full-service construction management
9 The Menkiti Group Washington DC 81% Real estate develoment and brokerage
10 Ace Exhibits Los Angeles CA 75% Manufactures and sells trade show exhibits and displays
11 Hillard Heintze Chicago IL 71% Strategic security and investigative services
12 Sunset Healthcare Solutions Chicago IL 66% Manufacturer and distributer of CPAP and oxygen products
13 Ortega Group Mount Vernon NY 63% General construction and consulting services
14 Bevilacqua Research Corporation Huntsville AL 62% Software engineering and development
15 Rise Interactive Chicago IL 60% Interactive marketing agency
16 Gonzalez Companies St. Louis MO 59% Construction management and civil engineering
17 Sensis Los Angeles CA 58% Advertising agency
18 Dean Media Group Chicago IL 56% Financial marketing agency
19 Accurate Autobody Nashville TN 55% Collision repair specialists
20 AVPOL International Memphis TN 55% Supply chain management specialists for the military
21 Luggage Forward Boston MA 55% Doorstep-to-destination delivery of luggage and sports equipment
22 Gelato Giuliana New Haven CT 54% Gelato for retail stores
23 TCG Washington DC 53% E-governemnt and e-business consultants
24 NewBath New Orleans LA 53% Bathroom remodeling
25 SEER Interactive Philadelphia PA 50% Search marketing company
26 Atomic Data Minneapolis MN 48% Data infrastructure provider
27 Emma Nashville TN 47% Web-based e-mail marketing and communications
28 Centro Chicago IL 46% Digital media services
29 Astyra Richmond VA 45% Staffing, outsourcing and technology integration firm
30 Network Deposition Services Pittsburgh PA 45% Court reporting and legal videography
31 DeatschWerks Oklahoma City OK 44% Manufacturer of automotive fuel systems
32 Sunago Builders Nashville TN 40% General construction and consulting services
33 Red Door Interactive San Diego CA 39% Interactive marketing agency
34 Federated IT Washington DC 39% IT consulting
35 Premier Organics Oakland CA 38% Artisanal nut butters and coconut products
36 Specialized Therapy Services Amarillo TX 37% Pediatric outpatient rehabilitation and education
37 Navigator Management Partners Columbus OH 36% Business consulting
38 Petrelocation.com Austin TX 36% Pet moving services
39 Net Health Systems Pittsburgh PA 35% Health care software
40 Aptera Fort Wayne IN 35% Software and web marketing company
41 Mainstream Global Lawrence MA 34% Refurbisher and distributor of computer parts
42 AEP Books and Media Buffalo NY 34% Book and media supplier
43 Sandstorm Design Chicago IL 33% Interactive marketing agency
44 FoBoGro Washington DC 33% Grocery store
45 Orbit Media Studios Chicago IL 32% Web design
46 Apto Solutions Atlanta GA 31% IT asset disposition
47 MSDSonline Chicago IL 31% Material and chemical safety data management
48 Research Into Action Portland OR 31% Social marketing research
49 TPR Media/UbiCare Jamaica Plain MA 30% Internet-based health care content provider
50 Postmodern Company Denver CO 29% Broadcast and interactive video production
51 Centresource Interactive Agency Nashville TN 29% Interactive marketing
52 Dero Minneapolis MN 29% Full-service bike rack designer and manufacturer
53 Concept Technology Nashville TN 28% IT consulting and outsourcing services
54 Funnel Design Group Oklahoma City OK 27% Branding, public relations, and marketing
55 PrintGlobe Austin TX 27% Online business printing
56 Park Inc. Charlotte NC 26% Parking services
57 Fennick McCredie Architecture Boston MA 25% Architecture and engineering firm
58 The Urban Group Woodhaven NY 25% General construction and consulting services
59 Prairie Quest Fort Wayne IN 24% IT consulting
60 ARS International Port Allen LA 24% Environmental services and consulting
61 Freedom Metals Louisville KY 23% Scrap metal recycling and purchasing
62 SiteCrafting Tacoma WA 23% Website design
63 Cellular Specialties Manchester NH 23% Indoor wireless connectivity products and services
64 Stone & Grzegorek Los Angeles CA 23% Immigration law firm
65 Gorilla Commerce Chicago IL 23% E-commerce services
66 Benefit Strategies Manchester NH 22% Employee benefits administrator
67 Brooklyn Brewery Brooklyn NY 22% Microbrewery and beer distributor
68 The Red Iguana Salt Lake City UT 21% Mexican restaurant
69 The Matrix Companies Cincinnati OH 21% Workers' compensation administrator
70 AmericanChecked Tulsa OK 20% Background screening and security
71 KS Engineers Newark NJ 19% Engineering and construction firm
72 NFF Washington DC 19% IT consulting
73 Call One Chicago IL 19% Telecommunications service provider
74 Gourmet Guru Bronx NY 17% Organic food manufacturer and distributor
75 E.C. Ortiz and Co. Chicago IL 17% Public accounting and consulting services
76 Frontline Public Strategies Springfield IL 17% Media relations and public affairs
77 (add)ventures Providence RI 17% Advertising , public relations, and marketing
78 World Pac Paper Cincinnati OH 16% Packer and distributor of paper products
79 El Clasificado Los Angeles CA 16% Spanish-language weekly
80 Babette Oakland CA 15% Women's clothing manufacturer, wholesaler, and retailer
81 MMO Behavioral Health Systems Baton Rouge LA 15% Pyschiatric rehabilitation provider
82 PCE Lincoln NE 15% Manufactures plastics and software products for large data centers
83 Powerlink Facilities Management Services Detroit MI 15% Facilities management
84 Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria Seattle WA 14% Traditional Neapolitan pizzeria
85 S&W Contracting of WNY Buffalo NY 14% General construction and consulting services
86 Down East and Seafood Bronx NY 13% Seafood distribution
87 Aztec Promotional Group Austin TX 13% Promotional products and apparel
88 Adapt Engineering Seattle WA 13% Engineering firm
89 InfoPeople Corporation New York NY 12% IT infrastructure management
90 J.P. Licks Jamaica Plain MA 12% Ice cream retail and distribution
91 Mahaffey Tent & Awning Memphis TN 12% Event tent design and construction
92 Edibles Rex Detroit MI 12% Nutritious school lunches
93 Sperry Van Ness/William T. Strange & Associates Oklahoma City OK 12% Commercial real estate brokerage
94 ColorFX Sun Valley CA 11% Printing services
95 Marlin Steel Wire Products Baltimore MD 11% Manufacturer of steel baskets
96 Intelect Corporation Baltimore MD 11% Telecommunications and IT systems
97 Zycron Nashville TN 11% IT consulting
98 R.W. Garcia Company San Jose CA 11% Tortilla chips and crackers manufacturer, distributor
99 On-Demand Services Group Minneapolis MN 11% IT consulting
100 Discover Gymnastics Houston TX 11% Gymnastics for children
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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