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September 12, 2012 11:42 ET

Inc. Magazine Unveils Its Annual Exclusive List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies -- the Inc. 500/5000

BlueWater Technologies Ranks No. 2638 on the 2012 Inc. 500/5000 With Three-Year Sales Growth of 90%

NEW YORK, NY and SOUTHFIELD, MI--(Marketwire - Sep 12, 2012) - INC. magazine ranked BlueWater Technologies No. 2638 on its sixth annual Inc. 500|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 entrepreneurs. Unified Payments tops this year's list. BlueWater Technologies joins Yelp, yogurt maker Chobani, Giftcards.com, KIND and famed hatmaker Tilly's, among other prominent brands featured on this year's list.

BlueWater is a national provider of custom Meeting & Event Technology, Digital Media solutions, Audio Visual Integration, and Custom Fixtures and Displays. BlueWater works with some of the largest brands in the U.S. and worldwide, including five of the top automakers, some of the largest financial and banking institutions, as well as major cellular phone providers who use our technology to drive new business and launch their latest products. Driven by technology, BlueWater clients look to the company to provide custom solutions that help set them apart, including the latest in LED, digital signage, experiential marketing, or conference room technology. 

"It is exciting to see BlueWater's growth at 90% over the past three years and our ranking of No. 39 in the Detroit market," said BlueWater Technologies' CEO Tom Battaglia. "Our continued growth is a direct result of our dedicated team who goes above and beyond for each customer. The BlueWater team works seamlessly together to make every project a success which in turn secures repeat and referral business. BlueWater is continuing to grow and we're excited about what's to come."

In a stagnant economic environment, median growth rate of 2012 Inc. 500|5000 companies remains an impressive 97-percent. The companies on this year's list report having created over 400,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $299 billion.

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 at www.inc.com/5000.

"Now, more than ever, we depend on Inc. 500/5000 companies to spur innovation, provide jobs, and drive the economy forward. Growth companies, not large corporations, are where the action is," says Inc. Editor Eric Schurenberg.

Methodology
The 2012 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2008 to 2011. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2008. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent -- not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies -- as of December 31, 2011. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2008 is $100,000; the minimum for 2011 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.'s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at www.inc.com/500.

About Inc.
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today's innovative company builders. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today. For more information, visit www.inc.com.

About BlueWater Technologies
Driven by technology, BlueWater Technologies has more than 25 years experience of helping its clients connect with millions of customers and employees every day with its innovative technology solutions. Initially established as a custom AV rental and staging house, BlueWater evolved into a national provider of Meeting & Event Technology Digital Media, Audio Visual Integration, and Custom Displays and Fixtures. BlueWater specializes in the design, engineering and implementation of custom technology solutions for live events, video conferencing, experiential marketing, interactive displays, lead generation capabilities, and more that exceeds its clients' expectations. Learn more about BlueWater at www.BlueWaterTech.com.

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