Inc. magazine on Tuesday ranked ERA Sunrise Realty on the sixth annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies, according to a release from the local company.
The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy — America’s independent entrepreneurs, the release said.
Unified Payments tops this year’s list. The Canton-based ERA Sunrise Realty joins Yelp, yogurt maker Chobani, Giftcards.com, KIND and famed hatmaker Tilly’s, among other prominent brands featured on this year’s list.
As an Inc. 5000 honorree, ERA Sunraise Realty now shares a pedigree with Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Jamba Juice, Timberland, Clif Bar, Pandora, Patagonia, Oracle and other notable alumni.
In addition to ERA Sunrise Realty the 2012 list added such powerhouses as Publix Supermarkets, CDW, Levi Srauss.
“To be honored this year is a particularly notable achievement as our company has thrived through some of the toughest years this economy has seen in living memory. Our success in such times is a testimony to our team’s creativity, resilience and tenacity,” David Moody, CEO/Owner-Broker said in a release about the honor.
In a stagnant economic environment, median growth rate of 2012 Inc. 500|5000 companies remains an impressive 97 percent, according to the release.
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, the release said..
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,” Inc. Editor Eric Schurenberg was quoted in the release.