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Tacoma Web design and application development firm named to Inner City 100

Post by John Gillie / The News Tribune on May 22, 2013 at 3:07 pm |
May 22, 2013 4:08 pm

SiteCrafting, a 15-year-old Tacoma-based Web design and application development company, has been honored as one of America’s top inner-city firms by The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City  and Fortune magazine.

This year is the third year Sitecrafting was named to the select list of fast-growing urban companies.

The Inner City 100 program recognizes successful inner city companies and their chief executives  as role models for entrepreneurship, innovative business practices and job creation in America’s urban communities, the initiative said.

SiteCrafting reported 2011 revenues of $2.1 million and an annual growth rate of 20 percent. It was ranked 66th on the list.

The full list can be viewed at Fortune.com.

The rankings for each company were announced at the Inner City 100 Awards Tuesday in Boston. The awards marked the Inner City 100 program’s 15th year and launched a formal alumni network of Inner City 100 winners.

In the last 15 years, 750 companies have earned positions on the Inner City 100, collectively generating more than $2.1 billion in annual revenues and creating over 76,000 new jobs, the initiative said.  Chevron Corp., Staples and Goldman Sachs  are long-time sponsors of the program.

” The 2013 Inner City 100 winners grew at a compound annual  rate of 36 percent and an average standard growth rate of 411 percent between 2007 and 2011. Collectively, the top 100 inner city businesses employ 10,391 employees and have created more than 5,863 new jobs between 2007 and 2011.

Since its founding in 1998 by CEO Brian Forth, Sitecrafting has opened branch offices in Spokane and Seattle.

“We are excited to celebrate inner city businesses like SiteCrafting whose success stories are not told nearly enough,” said Mary Kay Leonard, ICIC president and CEO. “These entrepreneurs are driving economic forces in America’s urban cores, growing their communities along with their businesses.”

 

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