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Achieve3000 Ranks No. 1915 on the 2010 Inc. 5000
Aug 27, 2010 (07:08 PM EDT)
Inc. Magazine Unveils Its Fourth Annual List of 5,000
LAKEWOOD, N.J., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Inc. magazine today ranked ACHIEVE3000 No. 1,915 on its fourth annual Inc. 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-minded entrepreneurs. Music website Pandora, convenience store chain 7-Eleven, Brooklyn Brewery, and Radio Flyer, maker of the iconic children's red wagon, are among the prominent brands featured on this year's list.
"The leaders of the companies on this year's Inc. 5000 have figured out how to grow their businesses during the longest recession since the Great Depression," said Inc. president Bob LaPointe. "The 2010 Inc. 5000 showcases a particularly hardy group of entrepreneurs."
Achieve3000, founded in New Jersey in 2000, is the leader in online differentiated instruction. Its products deliver online differentiated literacy solutions proven to increase reading comprehension, fluency, vocabulary and writing proficiency for students in grades 2 through 12 and also for adult learners. Through its proprietary software engine, the company provides tailored assignments to each student in the class based on his or her reading level. The company's products are based on decades of scientific research and are delivered in a non-fiction, current event format. They include KidBiz3000® (a reading and writing program for grades 2 through 5), TeenBiz3000® (a reading and writing program for grades 6 through 12) and Spark3000® (a reading and writing program for adult learners).
The 2010 Inc. 5000, unveiled today on Inc.com, serves as a unique illustration of the profound changes taking place in the U.S. economy. Despite the fact that most of this year's measuring period of 2006-2009 took place during the latest recession, aggregate revenue among the companies on the list actually increased to $321.6 billion, up more than 50 percent from last year. The effects of the recession are seen, however, in the median three-year growth rate, which dropped to 96 percent from last year's 126 percent. This year's Inc. 5000 employ a record 1.4 million people, up from one million on last year's list. With unemployment remaining stubbornly high, policymakers and business leaders will do well to look to the Inc. 5000 companies for fresh ideas on achieving growth and creating jobs. 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 on www.inc.com/5000.