The 2011 Inc. 5000: Top Ten States

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3. New York, 342 companies

New York may trail California and Texas in numbers of growth companies, but it does have Ideeli, the flash deals site that tops the Inc. 5000 this year. The company, which completed a $41 million C round of funding in April, has asserted itself as a leader in the still vaguely defined market. The state’s Small Business Development Center noted in its 2010 report that “niche market and specialized manufacturing” are two of the state’s fastest growing industries.