Back in the day, privately held companies liked to keep all their financial numbers to themselves. Wouldn’t want any secrets to get out.
Nowadays, growing companies love to crow about their success – especially if it gets them in a national magazine. That magazine, Inc., puts out an annual list of fast-growing companies who choose to share revenue figures with the publication.
The list of 5,000 private companies typically includes more than 60 Oregon businesses that take the opportunity to trumpet their growth. It’s not a comprehensive ranking, since most companies don’t participate. It does, though, provide an opportunity to look at how various Oregon companies measure up.