The 2009 Inc. 500: The Top 10 States

Florida, fast-growth companies
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No. 5: Florida, 28 companies

Florida is home to this year’s No. 1 company, Northern Capital Insurance, which specializes in homeowners’ policies—a particularly risky field in areas routinely ravaged by hurricanes. In addition to claiming the top two insurance companies, the Sunshine State also has a strong presence in advertising and marketing: roughly a quarter of the Inc. 500 companies based in Florida are in that industry.