Rank Company City State 2009 Revenues
($ millions)
(Brief Business Description)
1 CSI Oklahoma City OK 14.9 IT consulting
2 Pandora Internet Radio Oakland CA 50.3 Internet radio
3 Prometheus Research New Haven CT 3.6 Web-based access integration tools
4 TerraCycle Trenton NJ 7.6 Eco-friendly consumer products
5 Perez, APC New Orleans LA 8.7 Architecture, planning, interior design and construction services
6 Hillard Heintze Chicago IL 5.9 Strategic security and investigative services
7 Nitel Chicago IL 31.9 Wholesale telecommunications services
8 FutureNet Group Detroit MI 16.3 Environmental engineering and construction
9 DynaLabs St. Louis MO 2.5 Pharmaceutical testing lab
10 Emma Nashville TN 11.4 Web-based e-mail marketing and communications
11 Watermark Lowell MA 19.5 Engineering, construction, and maintenance services
12 Prairie Quest Fort Wayne IN 2.6 Business consulting
13 U.S. Coating Specialties & Supplies Jackson MS 9.1 Chemical/industrial coating and janitorial supplies
14 NewBath New Orleans LA 5.7 Bathroom remodeling
15 Sinu New York NY 1.8 Outsourced IT services
16 Network Deposition Services Pittsburgh PA 1.8 Court reporting and legal videography
17 TCG Washington DC 7.6 E-government and e-business consultants
18 RTL Networks Denver CO 15.3 IT consulting
19 Allied Industries North Hollywood CA 22.3 Environmental remediation, engineering and construction
20 Facilities Connection El Paso TX 19 Office interior design/furniture management
21 Premier Organics Oakland CA 3.1 Artisanal nut butters and coconut products
22 TPR Media/Ubicare Jamaica Plain MA 2 Internet-based healthcare content provider
23 Sacred Power Corporation Albuquerque NM 6.2 Renewable energy systems
24 E-storm International San Francisco CA 9.8 Interactive advertising and marketing
25 Stroll Philadelphia PA 16.7 Language-learning products
26 Angie's List Indianapolis IN 45.6 Consumer reviews network
27 Auction Systems Auctioneers & Appraisers Phoenix AZ 93.6 Auctioneer and appraiser
28 UltraLevel Detroit MI 5.2 IT consulting
29 One Stop Environmental Birmingham AL 7.9 Environmental consulting firm
30 Funnel Design Group Oklahoma City OK 2.2 Branding, public relations and marketing
31 Navigator Management Partners Columbus OH 9.2 Business consulting
32 Specialized Therapy Services Amarillo TX 2.1 Pediatric outpatient rehabilitation and education
33 DornerWorks Grand Rapids MI 7.9 Systems engineering consulting services
34 Orbit Media Studios Chicago IL 1.7 Digital marketing
35 Catalyst Repository Systems Denver CO 18.5 Legal document management
36 Southern Diagnostic Laboratories Birmingham AL 18.9 Pathology and clinical lab
37 Ellicott Dredge Enterprises Baltimore MD 83.4 Dredging equipment manufacturer
38 GovDelivery St. Paul MN 9.3 Digital communications services to government agencies
39 Red Door Interactive San Diego CA 10.5 Web marketing
40 Aztec Promotional Group Austin TX 1.8 Promotional products and apparel
41 Net Health Systems Pittsburgh PA 5.5 Health care software
42 City Feed and Supply Jamaica Plain MA 4 Natural foods grocer and café
43 Tutta Bella Seattle WA 7.3 Neopolitan pizzeria
44 Rochester Custom Millwork Rochester NY 1.7 Customized cabinetry and counters
45 Compass Solutions Washington DC 3.7 IT consulting
46 Centresource Interactive Agency Nashville TN 1.6 Interactive marketing
47 S&W Contracting of WNY Buffalo NY 1.7 General construction and commercial janitorial services
48 Azavea Philadelphia PA 2.2 Web software developer
49 Yerba Buena Engineering & Construction San Francisco CA 16.2 Civil engineering, construction, and environmental restoration
50 Montbleau and Associates San Diego CA 40.2 Achitectural woodworking, cabinets and fine furniture
51 Sitecrafting Tacoma WA 1.5 Website design and application development
52 OriGen Biomedical Austin TX 2.1 Medical device manufacturer
53 Kauffman and Associates Spokane WA 9.2 Management and research consulting services
54 J. R. Ramon & Sons San Antonio TX 5.5 Demolition site preparation
55 Concept Technology Nashville TN 1.7 IT consulting and outsourcing services
56 Salar Inc. Baltimore MD 2.2 Health care software
57 Postmodern Company Denver CO 5.8 Broadcast and interactive video production
58 Raining Rose Cedar Rapids IA 8.2 Natural body care products
59 Team Henry Enterprises Newport News VA 1.7 Environmental contracting firm
60 Park Inc. Charlotte NC 6.4 Parking lot/garage manager
61 Modern Fire & Security Systems Grand Rapids MI 3.2 Security systems installation
62 Bevilacqua Research Corporation Huntsville AL 9 Software engineering and development
63 GSP Consulting Pittsburgh PA 4.7 Economic development consulting
64 The Online 401(k) San Francisco CA 5 Online 401(k) provider for small businesses
65 Webhead San Antonio TX 1.9 Web consulting
66 America's Finest Filters Louisville KY 1.6 Supplier of HVAC equipment
67 CAM Services Denver CO 4.9 Building maintenance and snow removal
68 PayStream Advisors Charlotte NC 1.2 Corporate financial consultant
69 BankServ San Francisco CA 34.2 Electronic funds transfer services
70 Bedrock Consultants Oakland CA 2.9 Brand consulting
71 Pinck & Co. Boston MA 1.4 Design and construction management consulting
72 Gelfand Partners Architects San Francisco CA 6.2 Sustainable design, architecture and construction
73 Boulevard Group Atlanta GA 4.4 Real estate development
74 Xantrion Oakland CA 5.1 IT consulting
75 PrintGlobe Austin TX 8.3 Online business printing
76 FileVault Charlotte NC 1.4 Document and information management
77 NFF Washington DC 10.4 IT consulting
78 Unwrapped Lowell MA 5.8 Industrial sewing
79 Micron Electrical Contracting Detroit MI 2.5 Electrical contractor
80 E. C. Ortiz & Co. Chicago IL 4.9 Public accounting and consulting services
81 Ash Stevens Detroit MI 20.5 Pharmaceutical manufacturing
82 Benefit Strategies Manchester NH 7.2 Employee benefits administrator
83 El Clasificado Los Angeles CA 13.8 Spanish-language weekly
84 International Medical Group Indianapolis IN 68.3 Medical insurance for travelers
85 Frontline Public Strategies Springfield IL 1 Media relations and public affairs
86 rEvolution Chicago IL 16.4 Sports marketing and media
87 (add)ventures Providence RI 5.6 Advertising, PR, and marketing
88 P.S. Print Oakland CA 29.4 Customized print products and services
89 Lam's Seafood Market Seattle WA 12.6 Asian grocer and seafood vendor
90 Tompkins Products Detroit MI 17.3 Machine components manufacturer
91 The LaSalle Network Chicago IL 18.5 Professional staffing and recruiting
92 Kenneth Boroson Architects New Haven CT 2.2 Architecture firm
93 Gelberg Signs Washington DC 7 Designs and builds commercial signs
94 Merriwether and Williams Insurance San Francisco CA 4.3 Risk management consulting and property and casualty insurance
95 Consumers Choice Coffee Louisville KY 9.2 Specialty coffee and beverage services
96 The Red Iguana Salt Lake City UT 4.3 Mexican restaurant
97 The Pediatric Connection Richmond VA 10.2 Pediatric respiratory home care
98 Keller Electrical Industries Phoenix AZ 26.8 Industrial motor manufacturer
99 Bearse Manufacturing Chicago IL 6 Industrial sewing
100 Silva General Construction San Diego CA 2.3 Construction services
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 2011 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. Conference of Mayors, Staples, and the Small Business Administration. Companies were ranked by compound annual growth rate (CAGR) based on their revenue over the five-year period between 2005 and 2009 (the last year for which complete data was available).

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