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Inc. Magazine Unveils Exclusive List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000

Quantum Research International, Inc. Ranks No. 4382 on the 2009 Inc. 5000

(Huntsville, AL - August 12, 2009) —Inc. magazine has ranked Quantum Research International, Inc. NO. 4382 on its third annual Inc. 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-minded entrepreneurs. Consumer electronics maker Vizio, Internet giant GoDaddy, rental car service Zipcar, and beverage maker Honest Tea are among the prominent brands featured on this year's list.

“Savvy trend spotters and those who invest in private companies know that the Inc. 5000 is the best place to find out about young companies that are achieving success through a wide variety of unprecedented business models, as well as older private companies that are still expanding at an impressive rate,” said Inc. 5000 project manager Jim Melloan. “That’s why our list is so eagerly anticipated every year.”

Founded in 1987, in Huntsville, Alabama, Quantum Research International, Inc. was initially conceived to provide expertise to the U.S. Government in the areas of Air and Missile Defense Weapons Systems. Since its founding, Quantum Research International, Inc. has expanded its core areas of expertise to include:

  • Force Modernization and Transformation
  • Command, Control, Communication, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR)
  • Modeling, Simulation and Analysis
  • Ballistic Missile Defense, Air Defense/Field Artillery, and Aviation Systems Support
  • Space Operations and Control
  • Test and Evaluation
  • Cyber Security / Information Operations and Intelligence Programs Support
  • Survivability Analysis and Assessment
  • Training and Experimentation
  • Logistics and Fielding Support
  • Leadership Services and Quality Management
  • Homeland Security Solutions
  • Audio / Visual Technology Applications

Today, Quantum Research International, Inc. has a staff of approximately 400, and had sales of $75M for fiscal year 2009.

About the 2009 Inc. 5000

The 2009 Inc. 5000, unveiled today on Inc.com, serves as a unique report card on the U.S. economy. Despite the ongoing recession, aggregate revenue among the companies on the list actually increased to $214 billion, up $29 billion from last year, with a median three-year growth rate of 126 percent. The Inc. 5000 are responsible for creating more than 1 million jobs since their founding, making the list perhaps the best example of the impact private, fast-growing companies can have on the economy. 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 on Inc.com.

This year’s list also offers a preview of which industries are poised for growth in coming years. With an average growth rate of 667 percent, Insurance ranked as the top industry overall. Government Services was the top industry gainer with 252 companies on this year’s list, up from 135 last year. Health is the top industry by both total revenue ($22.7 billion) and total employment (156,223 jobs).