MILFORD, MA — September 4, 2007 — Atlas Travel International, the 27th largest agency in the US as ranked by Business Travel News, has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing businesses, published by Inc. Magazine. The Inc. 5000, an extension of the annual Inc. 500 list, includes many businesses that should be recognized because of their dynamic growth. Taken as a whole, these companies represent the backbone of the U.S. economy
“This Inc. 5000 ranking is one more benchmark for Atlas to be proud of as we continue our substantial growth,” said Atlas Travel International CEO Elaine Osgood. “We are very honored to be recognized in this way – to be mentioned in the same breath as the top private companies in the country is incredible.”
Atlas is one of only two Milford-based companies named on the list, and Atlas’ ranking of 2454 places them as the largest travel management company making the list. In addition, Atlas is the only travel-industry company in Massachusetts to be ranked.
The 2007 Inc. 5000 list measures revenue growth from 2003 through 2006. To qualify, companies had to be U.S.-based and privately held, independent – not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies – as of December 31, 2006, and have had at least $200,000 in revenue in 2003, and $2 million in 2006.
“The Inc. 5,000 provides the most comprehensive look ever at the most important part of the economy – the entrepreneurial part,” said Inc. 5,000 Project Manager Jim Melloan. “The expansion of the list has allowed us to tell the stories of larger companies, older companies, and a wealth of companies in industries like Manufacturing and Construction that are underreported in the business media.
The 2007 Inc. 5,000, as revealed online at www.inc.com, reported median revenue of $9.4 million and median three-year growth of 140 percent. Complete information on this year’s Inc. 5,000, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000. The list features a profile for each company, almost all of them written as a result of Inc. interviews with management. In addition, the list is searchable according to numerous criteria, including industry, city, state, region, and year founded.
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About Atlas Travel
Celebrating more than 20 years in business, Atlas Travel International is one of the largest travel management companies in the United States serving more than 500 corporate customers. Honored as a leading business in New England and a leader in the travel industry, founder Elaine Osgood was the 2006 New England Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Additionally, the company provides meeting and incentive services as well as luxury vacation planning. For more information about Atlas, please visit www.AtlasTravel.com.
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