January 28 2010|09.19 AM UTC

Jonathan Rivers

Fortune’s Top 100 Fastest Growing American Companies

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Along with its annual Fortune 500 list, Fortune magazine also publishes a wide variety of other lists, all pertaining to some aspect of the world’s biggest companies and industries. We’ve taken Fortune’s “Americas’ Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies” list, analyzed it and broke it down by region, state, and notoriety of each company. We also included the methodology behind how the list was formed. You might just be surprised by where some of your favorite — and even your not-so-favorite — companies ranked in 2009.

Fortune's Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies

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Bizzaro January 28, 2010 at 4:50 pm

Wow, what a bizarre list. Google is below Nutrisystem and Guess? But, they’re all ahead of Goldman Sachs?

I guess that when you play with the metrics you can make any data set dance.

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Bogdan February 21, 2010 at 8:31 pm

Noteable ≠ Notable

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Jean Groth March 10, 2010 at 3:00 pm

Bizzaro, the larger the business is to begin with, the harder it is to make the list. For example, if you take a company of two employees and they hire two more, they’ve double their size. If Google hires two additional employees, no one would even notice. That they made the list at all is amazing.

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Astrid May 4, 2010 at 6:28 pm

Any company that meets criteria can make the list, because revenue is NOT positively or negatively related to employment numbers.

The change is a percentage change of REVENUE and not profit.

More profitable companies tend to have higher dividend payout ratio and thus are more “mainstream” through propaganda media.

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sharon October 11, 2010 at 9:56 am

you should link out to fortune

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