Inc. Magazine Unveils Its Annual Exclusive List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc.500|5000
by Daphne Thompson, on Aug 28, 2012 12:48:37 PM
Weather Decision Technologies, Inc Ranks No. 3833 on the 2012 Inc. 500|5000 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 41%
NORMAN, OK - August 28, 2012 - Inc. magazine today ranked weather industry leader Weather Decision Technologies® Inc. (WDT) No. 3833 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. WDT joins Yelp, yogurt maker Chobani, Giftcards.com, KIND and famed hatmaker Tilly's, among other prominent brands.
"We are excited to receive this accolade for the 6th time. This wouldn't be possible without our dedicated employees and partners, all of which are the true source of WDT's success." said Mike Eilts, President and CEO of WDT, Inc. "The successful implementation of our strategic plan has resulted in sustained growth. Our ability to acquire new clients and expand our existing client relationships stems directly from our global expansion, product innovation, and commitment to the highest level of customer service."
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 have created over 400,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $299 billion.
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. The minimum revenue required for 2008 is $100,000; the minimum for 2011 is $2 million. 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.
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About Weather Decision Technologies®
Founded in 2000, Weather Decision Technologies is a high technology leader in the weather industry, providing life-safety applications and weather decision support services and systems to our partners and customers. WDT's iMap® services provide dynamic, web-based and mobile interactive mapping solutions for the world's leading local media companies. WDT maintains operational offices in Norman, Oklahoma, and Atlanta, Georgia. Corporate websites: wdtinc.com and weatherops.com.