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You would think if there were a group of US companies that collectively employ 700,000 workers and achieved 30% job growth and 48% revenue growth between 2009 and 2011, investors, economists and policymakers would want to know who they are. We do.
The 636 companies that are finalists of the our US Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 awards are those companies.
Spread across the US in industries as diverse as technology, manufacturing, consumer products and energy, these high-growth entrepreneurial companies are defying gravity.
Not only have they collectively added more than 150,000 jobs in this challenging two-year period, but also, their annual rates of job growth have almost doubled — from 9.7% in 2010 to 18.9% in 2011.
The high-growth companies that win our Entrepreneur Of The Year award have historically proved to be a bellwether for some of the most disruptive innovations of all time.
Americas Strategic Growth Markets Leader, Ernst & Young LLP
We have had the privilege of getting to know entrepreneurial high-growth companies like these during the 26 years we have been producing the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards.
Today, there are more than 8,000 Entrepreneur Of The Year alumni in the US alone, with thousands more representing growth and innovation in more than 50 countries throughout the world.
In the pages that follow, we invite you to get to know them like we do. You will be inspired!
Median employment, revenue and productivity by industry
|Category|| Median employees |
| Median revenue |
| Median revenue/median |
employee (a measure of
productivity) in $
|Biotech, medtech and pharma||97||27,821,951||286,824|
|Distribution and manufacturing||167||46,681,429||279,530|
|Health care services||381||59,300,000||155,643|
|Hospitality and leisure||900||48,253,558||53,615|
|Media and entertainment||344||39,725,000||115,480|
|Mining and metals||257||148,138,431||576,414|
|Oil and gas||186||215,184,000||1,156,903|
|Power and utilities||76||53,316,000||701,526|
|Real estate and construction||110||94,800,000||861,818|
|Retail and consumer products||104||40,582,350||390,215|