The 2009 Inc. 500: The Top Ten Metro Areas
No. 4: Chicago, 23 companies
Although Chicago’s economy has not fared well in the past year, the metropolitan area’s representation on the Inc. 500 remains strong. Just as last year, all of Illinois’s Inc. 500 companies are based in the area; 10 of them are within city limits. The area has most depth in the IT services category, in which it boasts four companies, including The Glenture Group (No. 149).