Inc. Magazine Unveils Its Annual Exclusive List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies
ATLANTA, August 31, 2012 — Inc. magazine ranked LIBERTY ALLIANCE NO. 576 on its sixth annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy — America’s independent entrepreneurs. Unified Payments tops this year’s list, with companies like OtterBox and ING Solutions following close behind. LIBERTY ALLIANCE joins Yelp, yogurt maker Chobani, Giftcards.com, Publix Supermarkets and Facebook, among other prominent brands featured on this year’s list of the nation’s fastest growing private businesses.
“On behalf of the staff at LIBERTY ALLIANCE, I am honored for LIBERTY ALLIANCE to receive this recognition. We look forward to continued growth and impact,” says CEO Brandon Vallorani. With a current staff of just 18, LIBERTY ALLIANCE has not only had a 640% increase in revenue in the past three years, it has earned the position of 20th top company in the Atlanta area.
In a stagnant economic environment, median growth rate of 2012 Inc. 500|5000 companies remains an impressive 97 percent. The companies on this year’s list report having created over 400,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $299 billion.
Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at Inc.com.
“Now, more than ever, we depend on Inc. 500/5000 companies to spur innovation, provide jobs, and drive the economy forward. Growth companies, not large corporations, are where the action is,” says Inc. Editor Eric Schurenberg. “[These companies] had to thrive through three of the toughest years this economy has seen in living memory. [Their] success in such times is an eloquent testimony to creativity, resilience and tenacity.”
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MORE ABOUT INC. AND THE INC. 500|5000
The 2012 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2008 to 2011. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2008. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2011. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2008 is $100,000; the minimum for 2011 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at www.inc.com/500.
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About the Inc. 500|5000 Conference
Each year, Inc. and Inc.com celebrate the remarkable achievements of today’s entrepreneurial superstars—the privately held small businesses that drive our economy. The Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony brings together members of the Inc. community, both a new class of Inc. 500|5000 honorees and the list’s alumni, for three days of powerful networking, inspired learning, and momentous celebration. Please join us October 3–5, 2012, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. For more information about the 2012 Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony and to register, visit www.inc500conference.com or call 866-901-3205.