Check out 30 years of Inc. 500 companies data.

By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

A new Kauffman infographic and interactive map show the fastest-growing privately-held companies in the U.S.

In the infographic below, discover unexpected regions and industrial sectors where companies have been sprouting up, like Salt Lake City (Utah) and Washington D.C.

“The Ascent of America’s High-Growth Companies” is based on 30 years of Inc. 500 firm data and reveals that high numbers of fast-growing firms are concentrated in unexpected regions and industrial sectors:


Women 2.0 readers: What high-growth region surprises you? Let us know in the comments!

Angie Chang is Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder of Women 2.0, a media company offering content, community and conferences for aspiring and current women innovators in technology. Our mission is to increase the number of female founders of technology startups with inspiration, information and education through our platform. Previously, Angie held roles in product management and web UI design. Angie holds a B.A. in English and Social Welfare from UC Berkeley. Follow her on Twitter at @thisgirlangie.