Top Ten Heroes of the American Economy

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#3. RuffaloCODY: 1,700 jobs created

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
CEO: Al Ruffalo

RuffaloCODY provides marketing services and software products that help nonprofits and universities with their fundraising and enrollment management. With more than 3,800 employees, CEO Al Ruffalo takes pride in creating long-lasting employment opportunities. “If we hire someone, I want to make sure there’s a career for them, not just a job,” he says. “It gives me a sense of pride creating good-paying jobs with a lot of longevity.”