News

Rochester Ad Firm The Media Manager is Minnesota’s Fastest-Growing Company

A total of 85 Minnesota companies landed on the 2018 edition of the Inc. 5000 list.

Rochester Ad Firm The Media Manager is Minnesota’s Fastest-Growing Company

The claim of fastest-growing company in Minnesota now belongs to Rochester-based advertising and marketing firm The Media Manager, according to data from Inc. magazine.

In this year’s edition of the annual Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies in America, The Media Manager placed 103rd overall. The company, which specializes in crafting radio, print, and direct response TV campaigns, has generated three-year revenue growth of 3,562 percent with $7.1 million in revenue in 2017.

Altogether, 85 companies from Minnesota made the list.

That total is down ever so slightly from last year’s mark of 86 companies, which in turn was down from previous years. 

However, Minnesota was home to the largest company by revenue on the entire list.

Prime Therapeutics, the pharmacy benefits business out of Eagan, with its $16.43 billion in revenue raked in more cash than any other Inc. 500 company. Notably, if Prime Therapeutics was a public company, it would own the 176th spot on the Fortune 500 list. The Fortune 500 list is reserved for only those on a stock exchange.

Prime – founded in 1998, with 4,329 employees currently – ranks 1,288th overall on the Inc. 5000 list and has reported three-year revenue growth of 372 percent.

The Media Manager dethroned Inspire Medical Systems, the Maple Grove-based health care company that led the pack on the Inc. 5000 list in both 2016 and 2017. Inspire Medical Systems fell to 11th in the state and 775th overall – from 69th overall last year – and sits at 648 percent three-year revenue growth and $28.6 million in revenue.

Here’s how all 85 Minnesota companies ranked on this year’s Inc. 5000 list:

Rank Company 3-Year Revenue Growth 2017 Revenue (in millions) City
103 The Media Manager 3,562% $7.1 Rochester
106 Love Your Melon 3,537% $31.5 Minneapolis
282 Merchology 1,730% $23.4 Minnetonka
337 Total Expert 1,475% $5.3 Eden Prairie
416 ChromebookParts.com 1,207% $5.4 Minneapolis
485 Trbhi 1,045% $2.7 Rochester
493 Tab and slot 1,032% $2.5 Isanti
536 Kipsu 936% $3.6 Minneapolis
599 JP Ecommerce 838% $8.4 Blaine
738 Innovative Power Systems 679% $33.9 Roseville
775 Inspire Medical Systems 648% $28.6 Maple Grove
789 Grant Enterprises 632% $4.4 Minneapolis
874 Centriam 575% $3.6 Minneapolis
1070 CTW Group 461% $17.6 St. Louis Park
1118 Creative Homes 441% $55.6 Woodbury
1182 NovuHealth 409% $36.5 Minneapolis
1200 Triton Commerce 403% $2.2 Minneapolis
1288 Prime Therapeutics 372% $16433.2 Eagan
1335 FireFly Computers 360% $56.2 St. Paul
1369 Mighty Spark Food Co. 346% $5.4 Minneapolis
1459 Easy Song Licensing 320% $2.0 Minneapolis
1598 iAffiliate Management 292% $2.2 Plymouth
1729 Ashton McGee Restoration Group 265% $2.6 Edina
1772 NimbeLink 256% $6.5 Plymouth
1976 Automotive Development Group 226% $16.9 Bloomington
1985 Channel Partners Capital 225% $14.5 Minnetonka
2009 Capital Construction 223% $9.0 Burnsville
2038 Snap Agency 219% $2.3 Minneapolis
2321 Laketown Electric 188% $14.1 Waconia
2378 Ovative Group 183% $18.4 Minneapolis
2645 Tamarack Consulting 160% $3.5 Minneapolis
2653 Code42 159% $98.4 Minneapolis
2813 Relationship One 147% $7.2 Minneapolis
2924 C02 Partners 140% $2.0 Minneapolis
2972 Hydra-Flex 136% $16.1 Eagan
2982 Rocket 55 136% $4.8 Minneapolis
2995 Media Junction 135% $2.1 St. Paul
2998 Avionte 135% $22.4 Eagan
3044 Atlas Insurance Brokers 132% $21.6 Rochester
3113 Great Waters Financial 127% $4.9 Minneapolis
3132 Tech Guru 126% $2.8 Minneapolis
3218 United Language Group 122% $76.3 Minneapolis
3231 Tarmac 122% $4.0 Shoreview
3255 Proozy 121% $20.0 Eagan
3287 Renters Warehouse 119% $29.6 Eden Prairie
3301 JAMF Software 118% $113.6 Minneapolis
3315 Screenfeed 117% $5.3 Minneapolis
3433 Davenport Group 111% $34.4 St. Paul
3472 LVC Companies 109% $41.5 Minneapolis
3551 XeteX 106% $16.6 Coon Rapids
3555 Tap|QA 106% $16.8 St. Louis Park
3577 Media Minefield 105% $2.3 Minnetonka
3661 Stoneridge Software 101% $16.8 Barnesville
3662 Antenna 101% $10.7 Minneapolis
3664 Aspen Exteriors 101% $14.9 Ramsey
3680 ISG 100% $42.6 Mankato
3710 Reeher 99% $8.9 St. Paul
3714 Apex Revenue Technologies 99% $110.6 St. Paul
3769 Corporate Web Services 97% $3.1 Rochester
3898 High Availability 91% $82.3 Eden Prairie
3989 Innovative Office Solutions 89% $106.6 Burnsville
4003 SeQuel Response 88% $31.8 Eden Prairie
4017 Horizon Roofing 88% $19.1 Waite Park
4050 OceanTech 87% $5.5 Minneapolis
4069 Bridgewater Bancshares 86% $52.5 Bloomington
4135 SCRIMMAGE 84% $4.1 Minneapolis
4171 Optimum Communications 83% $2.1 St. Cloud
4183 Willet Hauser Architectural Glass & Associated Crafts 82% $10.0 Winona
4189 Anchor Distributing 82% $19.4 Mendota Heights
4225 Coherent Solutions 80% $37.7 Minneapolis
4374 1Micro 76% $4.2 Waconia
4388 Assessment Systems 75% $3.1 Minneapolis
4419 Uptime Legal Systems 75% $6.1 Eden Prairie
4476 TitleSmart 73% $10.4 White Bear Lake
4575 Lifesprk 71% $21.5 Edina
4587 Imagine IT 70% $5.9 Bloomington
4621 Summit Information Resources 69% $22.6 Eagan
4671 ABILITY Network 67% $139.8 Minneapolis
4729 Morning Sun Financial Services 66% $73.2 Golden Valley
 
4748 Mainstream Boutique 65% $27.8 Minneapolis
4848 Atomic Data 62% $26.8 Minneapolis
4914 MerryStockings.com 60% $2.0 Arden Hills
4924 Horizontal Integration 60% $83.7 St. Louis Park
4949 EXB Solutions 59% $14.3 Plymouth
4988 Nina Hale 58% $9.5 Minneapolis


The full Inc. 5000 list is available here.

Newsletter Sign Up