Twenty-eight Iowa companies are on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing privately owned firms nationwide. Most are located in urban areas, although a few small town enterprises landed spots.
Inc. magazine lists West Des Moines-based Ivy Lane Corporation as the fastest growing company in the state. Revenue for the owner of 35 Valvoline oil change stores has grown by 693 percent over the past three years to put it at 658 on the list.
Grape Tree Medical Staffing in the small, lakes-region town of Milford landed a few spots behind at 665.
Many of the Iowa companies in the top 5,000 are in the metro areas around Des Moines and Cedar Rapids. But operations in the smaller towns of Monroe, Vinton and Fairfield are also present.
Circle Computer Resources of Cedar Rapids and Clickstop in Urbana are among Inc.’s fastest growing for the eighth straight year.