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Inc. Magazine Unveils 32st Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 500

Goal Zero Ranks No. 9 on the 2013 Inc. 500 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 16,981 %

New York, NY – Inc. magazine today ranked Goal Zero NO. 9 on its 32nd annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Microsoft, Zappos, Intuit, Jamba Juice, Zipcar, Clif Bar, Vizio, Oracle, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500|5000.

“We are honored and excited to be featured on Inc.’s prestigious list,” said Joe Atkin, President and CEO of Goal Zero. “Achieving this recognition is another example of how our employees are the magic of our business. We’ve not only helped create a new category with award winning products, we’re also realizing our mission of empowering people to provide for themselves and their families. And we’ve only just begun.”

The 2013 Inc. 500, unveiled in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 20 to November 20 and on Inc.com), is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. To make the cut, companies had to have achieved a staggering minimum of 918.59% in sales growth. The Inc. 500’ s aggregate revenue is $14.1 billion, with a median three-year growth of 1739 percent. The companies on this year’s Inc. 500 employ more than 52,100 people and generated over 44,912 jobs in the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 500|5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/500.

“Not all the companies in the Inc. 500 | 5000 are in glamorous industries, but in their fields they are as famous as household name companies simply by virtue of being great at what they do. They are the hidden champions of job growth and innovation, the real muscle of the American economy,” says Inc. magazine Editor Eric Schurenberg.

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