Screen Shot 2014-08-21 at 12.34.18 PMEight companies in Columbia have been ranked among the 5000 fastest growing, privately held U.S. companies by Inc. Magazine.

AdKarma, ranked 31 overall, was the fastest growing company in Columbia, with a three-year growth rate of 7,635 percent and revenues of $13.3 million in 2013. GME Supply, JobFinders Employment Services, True Media, Flat Branch Home Loans, Division-D, Bluebird Network and Buchroeder’s Fine Jewelers also ranked among the Inc. 5000 list.

Both AdKarma and Division-D, ranked 4,242, were founded by Columbia native Bobby Campbell. Of all Columbia companies to make the list in 2014, True Media has been the longest-running fixture on the Inc. 5000 list from Columbia. This will be their fifth consecutive year on the list.

“Each year that we make the list, it compounds the challenge of making future lists,” said True Media president Jack Miller. “Very few mature companies have the ability to double or triple revenue percentages each year. We’ve been fortunate at True Media to develop a culture of growth and entrepreneurialism that thrives in a progressive business environment.”

Last year, four local companies made the cut: JobFinders Employment Services, True Media, Bluebird Network and Buchroeder’s Fine Jewelers. Review the slideshow below to look at Columbia’s Inc. 5000-ranked companies from 2008 to 2014.

The Inc. 5000 Conference and Awards Ceremony will be held October 15 through 17 in Phoenix. For more information on Inc. 5000, visit www.inc.com/inc5000/list/2014.

Recent News

Four Places You Need to Check Out or Revisit

Columbia’s pretty rad. We’ve got things going on and, better yet, things to do and take part in. Since my last two CBT articles...

Treece Involved in Federal Probe, Alleges Opponent Chris Kelly

With less than a month until election day, the race for Columbia’s mayoral seat is heating up. After a rather contentious climate change forum...

A Call to Serve

This appeared in print as a part of the feature “Changing Faces” Jason North grew up idolizing his father, a volunteer firefighter. A Springfield...

Engineering At All Stages

This appeared in print as a part of the feature “Changing Faces” Niki Kriete was a self-proclaimed space nerd in high school. It’s what...

A Fair Financial Forecast

Pushing almost a decade of economic recovery, Americans are thinking the clock is ticking on this economic honeymoon phase. The Dow Jones took more...