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2005 Inc. 5000

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No.316

Griffin International Cos.

"What it does: A marketing firm that helps create private-label electronics and video game accessories for major retailers like Circuit City, Target, and Best Buy. Why it's growing: CEO Bob Griffin spends about one-third of his time in Asia and has forged exclusive relationships with some of China's leading consumer tech factories and engineers. Plus, a favorable dollar-yuan exchange rate makes their products extra affordable."

3-Year Growth
419%
Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Year Founded
0000
Company Size
11-50 employees
Inc. 5000 Rankings
No. 316 (2005)
Data as of Publication on Aug. 11, 2020

No.317

NFM

"What it does: Specializes in subprime mortgage loans for residential customers nationwide. Why it's growing: To bolster sales growth as interest rates rise and give top performers an opportunity to be their own bosses, CEO David Silverman established a franchise division last summer. NFM now has 12 retail branches on the East Coast, three of which are run by former employees. Now that's service: Silverman requires loan officers to contact customers at least once a day, via e-mail or phone, until a loan closes."

3-Year Growth
715%
Location
Baltimore, Maryland
Year Founded
0000
Company Size
51-200 employees
Inc. 5000 Rankings
No. 317 (2005), No. 198 (2004)
Data as of Publication on Aug. 11, 2020

No.318

Active Motif

"What it does: Makes and sells biochemical assays — mixtures of antibodies, proteins, and fluorescent molecules — that help scientists determine which elements turn certain genes on and off, enabling them to create new drugs. Why it's growing: Each year, Active Motif develops assays that target 12 to 15 genes with the greatest market demand, including those linked with cancer and diabetes. Customers: Pharmaceutical companies, biotech outfits, and universities. Serial entrepreneur: Founder and CEO Joe Fernandez, a biologist, co-founded another biotech company, Invitrogen, in 1987. The business went public in 1999 and now has a market capitalization of $4.4 billion."

3-Year Growth
416%
Location
Carlsbad, California
Year Founded
0000
Company Size
11-50 employees
Inc. 5000 Rankings
No. 318 (2005)
Data as of Publication on Aug. 11, 2020

No.319

SCI Real Estate Investments

Locates and acquires prime commercial real estate and student housing in 17 states on behalf of individuals interested in tenancy-in-common arrangements, also known as fractional ownerships. SCI typically maintains a 10 percent stake in each property.

3-Year Growth
416%
Industry
Real Estate
Location
Los Angeles, California
Year Founded
1994
Company Size
11-50 employees
Inc. 5000 Rankings
No. 482 (2007), No. 263 (2006), No. 319 (2005)
Data as of Publication on Aug. 11, 2020

No.320

Alternate Solutions Homecare

Alternate Solutions Homecare provides skilled home health care services primarily for individuals covered by Medicare.

Industry
Health
Location
Kettering, Ohio
Year Founded
1999
Company Size
201-500 employees
Inc. 5000 Rankings
No. 2662 (2010), No. 2097 (2009), No. 2915 (2008), No. 320 (2005)
Data as of Publication on Aug. 11, 2020