The 2010 Inc. 5000: Top 10 States

Gautham Narayan
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Massachusetts, 188 companies

Tech start-ups propel Massachusetts to the No. 8 spot. Boston-based Carbonite, which provides flat-fee unlimited computer data backup to individuals and small businesses, is one of those fast-growing tech firms—and Massachusetts's highest ranking business on this year's Inc. 500, coming in at No. 9.