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August 20, 2008 at 2:19 PM

Inc. mag: 15 state companies in fast 5000 list

Today’s forecast includes a blizzard of press releases: Inc. magazine just released its list of the fastest-growing 5000 private companies in America.

Ranking on the list are 116 companies in Washington, 17 in Idaho and 83 in Oregon.

Washington’s highest ranking company is 48th place Revel Consulting, a Bellevue software consultancy that saw 3,064 percent growth, to sales of $9.5 million last year.

Also in the top 100 is No. 62 SaltWorks, a Woodinville company that sells gourmet and bath salts wholesale, to retailers and direct to consumers. It ranked with 2630 percent growth, to $5.7 million.

Washington and Idaho were skunked in the magazine’s list of the top 100 companies ranked by gross dollars growth. But Portland’s Integra Telecom placed 34th, with sales of $470.4 million, up 242 percent.

The top company overall is Senior Whole Health, a 181-person company in the Boston area that manages government-funded services to help seniors remain in their homes. Its sales grew 31,525 percent last year, to $147 million.

Here are the Washington companies that ranked in the top 500:

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