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For the fourth consecutive year, The Design People, Inc., a leading website design company, has been listed in Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 5000 list, a prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list is a comprehensive look at America’s next generation of successful innovators.

“We’ve seen the most growth with Agent image, our real estate website division. We’re very pleased to be ranked in the Inc. 5000 list for the fourth year in a row,” said Jon Krabbe, Chief Financial Officer of The Design People Inc. “Being a part of this year’s ranking is a result of the hard work, expertise and results produced by our team of web design and development professionals.”

“Since our inception in 1999, we have always focused on high-end web design to real estate agents, brokers and small businesses. Our customers understand the need to have a strong online presence during tough times. It’s this loyalty and attitude that has allowed us to develop some resiliency to the economic swings of the past few years,” added Luigi Amante, President of The Design People Inc. North America.

The 2010 Inc. 5000 serves as a unique illustration of the profound changes taking place in the U.S. economy. The fastest-growing sector by median revenue growth was Real Estate. Business Products & Services is the top industry by number of companies on the list (640) and total revenue ($80.7 billion).

“The leaders of the companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have figured out how to grow their businesses during the longest recession since the Great Depression,” said Inc. president Bob LaPointe. “The 2010 Inc. 5000 showcases a particularly hardy group of entrepreneurs.”

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database can be found on


The 2010 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2006 to 2009. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by June 30, 2006. Additionally, they had to be based in the United States, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2009. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2006 is $80,000; the minimum for 2009 is $2 million.

Read the official press release here.