The 2009 Inc. 500: The Top 10 States

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

Virginia’s healthy roster of Inc. 500 companies is dominated by government services firms, thanks to the Old Dominion’s proximity to the nation's capital. The top firm in that industry is Vienna-based Criterion Systems (No. 10), which handles top-secret cybersecurity projects for the Pentagon.