Florida is fourth in the nation, with 26 private companies on Inc. magazine’s list of 500 top companies.
The Inc. 500 ranks privately held companies according to averaged year-over-year sales growth over the past three years. The 26th annual issue hits newsstands Aug. 28, but the list is online at www.inc.com/inc5000. This year, the magazine expanded its list to 5,000 companies for the online version only.
Miami-based Global Risk Solutions was the highest-ranked Florida company, at No. 16. Northeast Florida had three companies in the top 500 — Go Mini’s at No. 39 (and fourth in the state) and Uneta at No. 358 (and 18th in Florida) are both based in Jacksonville, and Ponte Vedra Beach-based National Safety Commission is at No. 91 (and eighth in the state).
Go Mini’s delivers and stores portable storage containers. Uneta is an online business serving real estate agents, mortgage agencies and lawyers. National Safety Commission offers online driver’s education courses.
The other Florida companies that made the list include:
Boca Raton-based BSN
Inverness-based Smartphone Experts
Vero Beach-based Broadband National
Fort Lauderdale-based Cableorganizer.com
Bonita Springs-based Airborne Health
Vero Beach-based Smith Services
Altamonte Springs-based Mercantile Commercial Capital
Maitland-based Power Pro-Tech Services
Boca Raton-based Host.net
Pompano Beach-based Albar Precious Metal Refining
Lake Worth-based Crescent Solutions
Miami-based Weintraub Construction
Orlando-based Healthcare Support Staffing
Boca Raton-based American Bancard
Boca Raton-based BMI Gaming
Miami-based Preferred Care Partners
Coral Springs-based TekPartners/MedPartners
Maitland-based Florida Home Equity
Cape Coral-based QCE USA
Sarasota-based Medialynx Group
California has the most companies in the top 500, with 81, up from 66 last year. It is followed by Texas and Virginia. New York tied Florida at fourth.
For the fifth year in a row, Washington, D.C., is the top metropolitan area, with 40 of the fastest-growing companies, down from 43 in 2006. New York is second with 38, followed by San Francisco, Los Angeles and Boston.
Source: The Inc. 500