How many Philly-based companies made the 2019 Inc. 5000?


Catalyst was recognized as one of the fastest growing private companies in the United States by Inc. Magazine. As we surveyed the other companies on the list, we were curious how the Philadelphia region stacked up against other top metro areas.

The good news is that 128 Philadelphia-based companies made the list. There are a lot of great, fast-growing companies in the region. The bad news is that the region accounted for less than 3% of the overall list – trailing other top cities across the United States. We love the area, and know there are a lot of incredibly innovative companies on the horizon. Philadelphia can go head-to-head with any city in terms of universities and colleges, and has made great strides in supporting entrepreneurs and the startup community over the past several years. We are excited by the future, and have no doubt Philly’s share of fast-growing companies will increase.

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How did other top U.S. markets perform?
  • New York (7.1%)
  • Washington, D.C. (6.4%)
  • Los Angeles (6.1%)
  • Chicago (4.7%)
  • Atlanta (4.0%)
  • Dallas (3.8%)
  • San Francisco (2.8%)
  • Boston (2.6%)
  • Houston (2.4%)



For now, though, we are thrilled to be in the top 25 fastest growing companies in the Philadelphia region.

Congrats to a few #incPhilly peers (view the full list here):

Perpay Kinsmen Group, Solvix Solutions, Simpletire, Sweetscience Marketing, Double Wood, Vaughan Buckley Construction, The Apella Group, Spruce Infotech, Patient Care Coordination, VSA, Empire Flippers, Stratis Iot, CGC Consulting, Flavors15, Health Union, Advanced Computer, Solutions Group, Penji, Xavier Creative House, Cot’n Wash, AIIR Consulting, College Hunks, Hauling Junk and Moving, Strategic Solution Partners, The Roman Guy, Bolt on Technology, La Colombe Coffee Roaster, Siegfried Group, Streamline, ipipeline, Evolve IP


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