Inc. 5000 names Chicago-area companies

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Coyote Logistics of Lake Forest is the fastest-growing company in the Chicago area and sixth in the nation in revenue growth, according to Inc. magazine. The magazine has named more than 60 Chicago-area businesses to its 2010 Inc. 5000 list of fast-growing companies, including 19 on its more selective Inc. 500 list. The Besides Coyote Logistics, two other Chicago area businesses — SingleHop and Dean Media Group — ranked among the top 100 fastest-growing companies in the nation, coming in at  58 and 59 respectively.

Coyote Logistics climbed to sixth from its 526 ranking last year, as revenue hit $250 million in 2009, up 13,847 percent from $1.8 million in 2006. The company employs 351 workers, up from 291 a year ago. SingleHop, a Web hosting company, hit $6 million in revenue, up 5,896 percent from 2006, while Dean Media Group, which offers creative design, media strategy and campaigns for financial services companies, grew 3,883 percent to $5.9 million. All three Chicago-area companies in the top 100 were founded since 2005. Together, they employ about 400 workers. For the full list of Chicago-area businesses, visit http://www.inc.com/inc5000/list/metro/chicago .

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