The 2009 Inc. 500: The Top Ten Metro Areas

The Atlanta area is home to 17 companies on the 2009 Inc. 500
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No. 7: Atlanta, 17 companies

Things aren’t looking quite as peachy this year for Atlanta: the metro area claims 12 fewer companies on the Inc. 500 than last year. But it still contributes the lion’s share of its state’s representation on the list. Its evergreen industries include finance, IT, and business services, to which its highest-ranking company, Clear Harbor (No. 53), belongs.