The 2009 Inc. 500: The Top 10 States

New York, fast-growth companies
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No. 3 (tie): New York, 35 companies

The Empire State is heavily represented in the advertising industry, led by top-ranked MediaTrust (No. 9). Headquartered on Park Avenue, the company operates a web-based platform that coordinates online marketing campaigns. Meanwhile, despite New York's reputation as a finance center, only one of the state's Inc. 500 companies, Electronic Payments (No. 70), is active in that industry.