Fifty-seven Missouri companies are ranked on the 2012 Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies in the U.S.. Companies that qualify must reach minimum revenue requirements, be privately held, for profit and independent-not a subsidiary or division of another company.
Highlights include St. Louis-based Innovative Construction, ranked No. 58 overall and No. 2 in the Construction industry with $15.1 million in revenue, with over 4000 percent growth in the past three years.
Bryan Cave (#4837) is the highest earning Missouri company to make the list, with $557.5 million in revenue reported in 2011. It is followed closely by Foresight Energy Partners (#2296), who earned $500.8 million in 2011. Both locations are in St. Louis.
Clearent (#583), Olneya Restoration Group (#608) and Meers Advertising (#638) show the largest three-year growth in Missouri, increasing revenues over five times what they were in 2008.
Across the full list, the media industry saw the highest growth overall with a 578 percent growth rate between 2008 and 2011. By sector, internet companies grew 139 percent during this period.