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Inc. 5000

August 21, 2019

Inc. Magazine recently published its annual guide to the 5,000 fastest-growing privately held companies in the U.S., known as the Inc. 5000 list. San Diego garnered a solid handful of companies among this year’s ranks - 110 in the region.

Plus, in addition to this year’s notable rankings, Inc. Magazine created a list of the top 10 hottest startup cities in America. San Diego came in at no. 4, giving us more proof that San Diego is a great place to live, work, and grow your own business. Here's what Inc. had to say: 

“With 24 incubators and accelerator programs, along with strong talent pipelines from the University of California, San Diego, and nearby military bases, the city is a sanctuary for startups.” 

Companies on the 2019 Inc. 5000 were ranked according to percentage revenue growth over a three year period -- from 2015 to 2018. For 2019, the San Diego region made up 2.2% of total privately held companies on the list. Click here to view the complete 2019 Inc. 5000 List