Barada Associates Ranked No. 3104 on 2013 Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies; No. 54 in Indiana

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Inc. magazine today ranked Barada Associates, Indiana’s premier provider of employment screening and reference reports, NO. 3104 on its 32nd annual Inc. 500|5000 list -- an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. Barada was ranked NO. 54 on the list among Indiana companies.

“Employment screening as an industry is booming and Barada has grown along with it,” said Will Barada, CEO, Barada Associates.

Inc. magazine today ranked Barada Associates, Indiana’s premier provider of employment screening and reference reports, NO. 3104 on its 32nd annual Inc. 500|5000 list -- an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. Barada was ranked NO. 54 on the list among Indiana companies.

“Employment screening as an industry is booming and Barada has grown along with it,” said Will Barada, CEO, Barada Associates. “What has truly driven our growth is the need for higher quality, more thorough screening, which we are able to provide our clients.”

The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Microsoft, Zappos, Intuit, Jamba Juice, Zipcar, Clif Bar, Vizio, Oracle, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500|5000.

The 2013 Inc. 500/5000, unveiled in the September issue of Inc. is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. To make the cut, companies had to have achieved a staggering minimum of 918.59% in sales growth. The Inc. 500/5000’ s aggregate revenue is $14.1 billion, with a median three-year growth of 1739 percent. The companies on this year's Inc. 500/5000 employ more than 52,100 people and generated over 44,912 jobs in the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 500|5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at http://www.inc.com/500.

"Not all the companies in the Inc. 500 | 5000 are in glamorous industries, but in their fields they are as famous as household name companies simply by virtue of being great at what they do. They are the hidden champions of job growth and innovation, the real muscle of the American economy,” says Inc. magazine Editor Eric Schurenberg.

Methodology

The 2013 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2009 to 2012. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2009. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2012. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2009 is $100,000; the minimum for 2012 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/500 .

About Inc.

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today. For more information, visit http://www.inc.com .

About Barada Associates

Founded by Paul W. Barada in 1979, Barada Associates was one of the first employment screening businesses. Today, Barada Associates provides reference reports, employment verifications and background checks to employers nationwide. Our professional reports and thorough research give our clients a clear hiring advantage. Barada Associates remains headquartered in its original building in Rushville, Indiana. For more information, visit http://www.baradainc.com .

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