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:

RankCompany3-Year Revenue Growth2017 Revenue (in millions)City
103The Media Manager3,562%$7.1Rochester
106Love Your Melon3,537%$31.5Minneapolis
337Total Expert1,475%$5.3Eden Prairie
493Tab and slot1,032%$2.5Isanti
599JP Ecommerce838%$8.4Blaine
738Innovative Power Systems679%$33.9Roseville
775Inspire Medical Systems648%$28.6Maple Grove
789Grant Enterprises632%$4.4Minneapolis
1070CTW Group461%$17.6St. Louis Park
1118Creative Homes441%$55.6Woodbury
1200Triton Commerce403%$2.2Minneapolis
1288Prime Therapeutics372%$16433.2Eagan
1335FireFly Computers360%$56.2St. Paul
1369Mighty Spark Food Co.346%$5.4Minneapolis
1459Easy Song Licensing320%$2.0Minneapolis
1598iAffiliate Management292%$2.2Plymouth
1729Ashton McGee Restoration Group265%$2.6Edina
1976Automotive Development Group226%$16.9Bloomington
1985Channel Partners Capital225%$14.5Minnetonka
2009Capital Construction223%$9.0Burnsville
2038Snap Agency219%$2.3Minneapolis
2321Laketown Electric188%$14.1Waconia
2378Ovative Group183%$18.4Minneapolis
2645Tamarack Consulting160%$3.5Minneapolis
2813Relationship One147%$7.2Minneapolis
2924C02 Partners140%$2.0Minneapolis
2982Rocket 55136%$4.8Minneapolis
2995Media Junction135%$2.1St. Paul
3044Atlas Insurance Brokers132%$21.6Rochester
3113Great Waters Financial127%$4.9Minneapolis
3132Tech Guru126%$2.8Minneapolis
3218United Language Group122%$76.3Minneapolis
3287Renters Warehouse119%$29.6Eden Prairie
3301JAMF Software118%$113.6Minneapolis
3433Davenport Group111%$34.4St. Paul
3472LVC Companies109%$41.5Minneapolis
3551XeteX106%$16.6Coon Rapids
3555Tap|QA106%$16.8St. Louis Park
3577Media Minefield105%$2.3Minnetonka
3661Stoneridge Software101%$16.8Barnesville
3664Aspen Exteriors101%$14.9Ramsey
3710Reeher99%$8.9St. Paul
3714Apex Revenue Technologies99%$110.6St. Paul
3769Corporate Web Services97%$3.1Rochester
3898High Availability91%$82.3Eden Prairie
3989Innovative Office Solutions89%$106.6Burnsville
4003SeQuel Response88%$31.8Eden Prairie
4017Horizon Roofing88%$19.1Waite Park
4069Bridgewater Bancshares86%$52.5Bloomington
4171Optimum Communications83%$2.1St. Cloud
4183Willet Hauser Architectural Glass & Associated Crafts82%$10.0Winona
4189Anchor Distributing82%$19.4Mendota Heights
4225Coherent Solutions80%$37.7Minneapolis
4388Assessment Systems75%$3.1Minneapolis
4419Uptime Legal Systems75%$6.1Eden Prairie
4476TitleSmart73%$10.4White Bear Lake
4587Imagine IT70%$5.9Bloomington
4621Summit Information Resources69%$22.6Eagan
4671ABILITY Network67%$139.8Minneapolis
4729Morning Sun Financial Services66%$73.2Golden Valley
4748Mainstream Boutique65%$27.8Minneapolis
4848Atomic Data62%$26.8Minneapolis
4914MerryStockings.com60%$2.0Arden Hills
4924Horizontal Integration60%$83.7St. Louis Park
4949EXB Solutions59%$14.3Plymouth
4988Nina Hale58%$9.5Minneapolis

The full Inc. 5000 list is available here.