Nine New Jersey companies were named to the 2018 Entrepreneur 360 list, an annual list by Entrepreneur.com that honors companies for “mastering the art and science of growing a business.”
According to Entrepreneur.com, companies were judged on five metrics: impact, innovation, growth, leadership and business valuation.
Companies needed to apply to be considered — so the final list cannot be considered a complete look at companies across the country.
That being said, other states fared much better than New Jersey, including California (with 67 honorees), Texas (42) and New York (34).
Austin, Texas, alone had more companies than the entire state of New Jersey, with 11.
The good news: The states New Jersey most often is compared with had similar results.
Pennsylvania had 12 companies on the list. North Carolina had nine. And Massachusetts had just six.
Here is a list of the New Jersey companies, with their ranking, location and category (as assigned by Entrepreneur.com):
No. 2: 22nd Century Technologies, Somerset, professional employer organizations;
No. 18: Vydia, Holmdel, internet publishing, broadcasting and web search portals;
No. 54: Evolution Labs, Morristown, educational support services;
No. 140: ControlTek, Bridgewater, professional equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers;
No. 151: TerraCycle, Trenton, waste collection, recycling;
No. 293: Patriot Sawcutting, Englewood, industrial building construction;
No. 297: Kavayah Solutions, Princeton, computer systems design and related services;
No. 305: Health Recovery Solutions, Hoboken, professional scientific and technical services;
No. 356: Senor Sangria, Maplewood, wine and distilled beverage merchant wholesalers.
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