Houston and TX dominate Fortune's 100 Fastest-Growing CompaniesFortune recently released their 2007 list of the 100 Fastest-Growing Companies, and there's a pretty stunning domination by Texas and Houston. We all know there's an energy boom, but it's stats like this that really drive it home.
- Texas has the most with 32 of the top 100. California is in distant second place with 11.
- West Coast + Northeast combined only have 30; that's CA, OR, WA, HI, AK, ME, NH, VT, NY, NJ, CT, MA, RI, PA, DE, MD combined.
- It's not even close within Texas. The Houston metro area has 19 of the 32 Texas companies (17 inside the city + The Woodlands and Alvin). San Antonio 3, Dallas and Ft. Worth 2 each (although more in the metro), and only one in Austin.
- The three other Big 4 states - California, NY, and Florida - combined have only 18. That's less than Houston alone, which is simply incredible.
Thanks to Brian for the heads up and most of the analysis. Have a great weekend.