The 2009 Inc. 500: The Top Ten Metro Areas
No. 6: Boston, 18 companies
Boston’s roster of Inc. 500 companies stays true to its reputation as a center of innovation. The area is home to industry leaders Kiva Systems (Logistics and Transportation, No. 6), whose robots power order fulfillment for Zappos, and Ahura Scientific (Security, No. 25), which makes devices that quickly identify hazardous chemicals.