30 Years of No. 1 Companies

Timothy Rice
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2005: Video Gaming Technologies
Roebuck, S.C.

2004 Revenue: $99.8 million
Three-Year Growth: 9,721%

Video Gaming Technologies, like its name implies, makes touchscreen gaming machines and leases them to Indian casinos in Oklahoma. “Video gaming is like a permit to print money,” Jon Yarbrough, Video Gaming’s CEO, told Inc. in 2005. Though the company’s growth has tapered since 2005, the company has consistently put money into research and development, figuring out new products and games for its customers throughout the U.S.