SOURCE: Chameleon Technologies

September 07, 2007 13:48 ET

First-Ever List of the 5,000 Fastest-Growing Businesses Reports Total Revenue of $194.5 Billion

Chameleon Technologies Ranks No. 611 on the 2007 Inc. 5,000 With Three-Year Sales Growth of 531.1%

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - September 7, 2007) - Inc. today ranked Chameleon Technologies No. 611 on its first-ever Inc. 5,000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the country. The Inc. 5,000, an extension of Inc. magazine's annual Inc. 500 list, catches many businesses that are too big to grow at the pace required to make the Inc. 500, as well as a host of smaller firms. Taken as a whole, these companies represent the backbone of the U.S. economy.

"The Inc. 5,000 provides the most comprehensive look ever at the most important part of the economy -- the entrepreneurial part," said Inc. 5,000 Project Manager Jim Melloan. "The expansion of the list has allowed us to tell the stories of larger companies, older companies, and a wealth of companies in industries like Manufacturing and Construction that are underreported in the business media."

Chameleon Technologies is a talent force in the Pacific Northwest, matching technically skilled professionals to contract, contract-to-hire and permanent positions within well-known local brands across a variety of industries. The company has garnered recognition for its strategic growth and tremendous business success; being a minority-owned and diverse company; as well as one of the best places to work in the area. Chameleon's clientele, such as Microsoft, Costco, Safeco,, Corbis,,, INRIX, and more, benefit from the company's ability to provide the talent they need to effectively grow their business.

The 2007 Inc. 5,000, as revealed online at, reported median revenue of $9.4 million and median three-year growth of 140 percent. Complete information on this year's Inc. 5,000 can be found at The list features a profile for each company, almost all of them written as a result of Inc. interviews with management. In addition, the list is searchable according to numerous criteria, including industry, city, state, region, and year founded.

Hottest Regions for Fastest-Growing Companies

Leading the list of the fastest-growing companies in the nation is the Midwest region with 1,046 of the fastest-growing companies, followed by the West with 884 companies. The Southeast comes in a close third, with 872 companies, followed by the Northeast with 782 companies, and the Mid-Atlantic region with 606 companies.

Hottest Industries for Fastest-Growing Businesses

The largest business category is Construction, with 561 of the fastest-growing companies, followed by Manufacturing with 515 companies and IT services in third with 466 companies. Business Services with 377 companies and Advertising & Marketing with 349 companies round out the top five industries ranked on the 2007 Inc. 5,000.

Industries reporting the highest total revenue in 2006 are Construction ($27.1 billion), Manufacturing ($18.6 billion), Health ($13.1 billion), Computers & Electronics ($12.7 billion), and Financial Services ($11.8 billion).


The 2007 Inc. 5,000 list measures revenue growth from 2003 through 2006. To qualify, companies had to be U.S.-based and privately held, independent -- not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies -- as of December 31, 2006, and have had at least $200,000 in revenue in 2003, and $2 million in 2006.

Companies can apply for next year's Inc. 500 and Inc. 5,000 by registering with IncBizNet, the new social network for private companies that will launch this fall on

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About Chameleon

Founded in 2000, Chameleon Technologies matches technically skilled professionals to contract, contract-to-hire and permanent positions within well-known local brands across a variety of industries. Chameleon is known for successfully placing professional candidates in key positions among its established clientele. Uniquely, the company takes into consideration individual career goals and skill sets, thoroughly screening each candidate with in-person interviews, technical testing and review of professional references. Located in Kirkland, Washington, Chameleon helps area businesses, including Microsoft, Costco, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation,,, Safeco, Premera, and others find the talent they need to foster business growth. For more information, please visit

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    REVOLUTION PR on behalf of Chameleon Technologies
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