Visualizing The Inc. 5000 Of Minnesota Tech


Screen Shot 2014-08-20 at 1.56.15 PMEarlier this month, Inc. Magazine published its annual ranking of ‘America’s fastest growing private companies’ based on 3 year revenue gains.

Minnesota-based tech firms (product & service) fared well this year, earning 48 spots out of a total of 100 statewide companies ranked. We took that information a step further here with some basic visualizations to help see what the data says.

The obvious limitation of this dataset include the basic fact that the Inc. award is opt-in, whereas the company has to apply for consideration in the first place.  Also, these corporate vitals are self-reported and the figures have not been verified by TECHdotMN.

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Statewide Layout; Twin Cities Metro + Duluth represented



Leaning heavily (70%) on IT services/consulting/custom solutions & 19% in software.


Headquartered in Minneapolis by a wide margin, followed by Eden Praire — while Bloomington, Duluth, Eagan, Hopkins and St. Paul all tie for third.


A concentration of all companies equal on the list, skewed heavily west of the river.


Average age = 13 years (est. 2002).

3yr growth3 year growth rate


Total employees

Rerank on Blended Score  (1/3 rev; 1/3 emp; 1/3 growth)