The 2009 Inc. 500: The Top 10 States

Massachusetts, fast-growth companies
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No. 10: Massachusetts, 16 companies

Despite losing a third of the number of companies it had on last year’s Inc. 500, Massachusetts still cracks the top 10. The state’s highest-ranking company, Kiva Systems (No. 6), is the fastest-growing business in the logistics and transportation category. It makes robots for warehouses.