The Inc. 5000 is an extension of Inc. magazine's annual Inc. 500 list.
"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."
The 5000 companies that made the list reported aggregate revenue of $185 billion and median three-year growth of 147 percent. Most importantly, the 2008 Inc. 5000 companies were engines of job growth, having created more than 826,033 jobs since those companies were founded.
"We are thrilled to once again be chosen for the prestigious Inc. 5000 list," said Mike Hovan, President, Edgetech I.G. "This is another milestone for Edgetech as we experience continued success in the United States and throughout the world."