Fastest growing Black American Private companies to invest in

1. Pontchartrain Partners


3-Year Growth Rate: 6,535%
2013 Revenue: $10.5 million
Inc. 5000 Rank: No. 38

Founded in 2009 to help rebuild New Orleans’ flood protection system following Hurricane Katrina,Pontchartrain Partners has expanded to provide heavy civil construction, roadways and bridges, mechanical, marine, and coastal restoration services to local, state, and federal government clients. The company’s CEO Danny Blanks credits the team’s combined 50 years of experience as well as its strong network of partners with the company’s stellar growth.


2. Netcom3 Global


3-Year Growth Rate: 4,725%
2013 Revenue: $30.1 million
Inc. 5000 Rank: No. 66

Since 2001, the Laguna Niguel, California-based Netcom3 Global has been developing, marketing, and licensing Internet security and technology support services. As its tagline explains, they “improve PC’s.” The CEO Cashier Myricks would have you think fewer crashes, faster speeds, and better security.


3. American Care Partners


3-Year Growth Rate: 3,657%
2013 Revenue: $6.6 million
Inc. 5000 Rank: No. 96

Founded in 2009, American Care Partnersis a home health care agency offering skilled nursing-care services for children and adults. The Falls Church, Virginia-company was founded in 2009 year by Elias Demoz. In just three years the company has grown from 16 to 192 employees.


4. Urban Investment Group


3-Year Growth Rate: 2,526%
2013 Revenue: $4.8 million
Inc. 5000 Rank: No. 158

The Washington D.C.-based Real estate development firm Urban Investment Group specializes in renovating and developing residential homes and buildings in the D.C. metro area. Founded in 2009, the company, led by Abiud Zerubabel promises best-in-class property management services


5. VETS Etc.


3-Year Growth Rate: 2,162%
2013 Revenue: $6.5 million
Inc. 5000 Rank: No. 203

Founded in 2009, the Seaside, California-based VETS Etc. provides logistics consulting, business process engineering, staffing, business intelligence and analytics services for its clients. John Nash, the founder of VETS Etc., served in the military for 29 years before taking a job with the California Department of Corrections. He then decided to start VETS Etc., to grow and advance the veteran-owned small disadvantaged business community


6. Global Commerce & Services


3-Year Growth Rate: 2,041%
2013 Revenue: $3.5 million
Inc. 5000 Rank: No. 219

Since 2000, Global Commerce & Serviceshas been offering systems and software engineering, information assurance, cyber security and project management to military and government clients. With Joaneane Smith at the helm, the company has completed successful projects for clients like the Navy and USDA.

7. MoTek Technologies


3-Year Growth Rate: 1,475%
2013 Revenue: $2.2 million
Inc. 5000 Rank: No. 315

MoTek Technologies is a technical staffing firm based in Valencia, California. With Jerald Baker at the helm, the company focuses on placing software and hardware engineers in high tech, high growth startups in Silicon Valley. Founded in 2009, the company walks its clients through the job search for technical employees, holding their hand and ensuring a smooth process

8. StandBy Talent Staffing Services


3-Year Growth Rate: 1,179%
2013 Revenue: $3.7 million
Inc. 5000 Rank: No. 396

Atlanta-based StandBy Talent Staffing Services provides project-based, temp-to-hire, and direct-hire staffing services to businesses and organizations in the areas of IT, accounting and finance, and administrative and office support. The company, headed by Derrick Harris has been operating in the Southeast since 2003. The company made it onto the Inc. 5000 last year as well, ranking at number 447


9. Rapier Solutions


3-Year Growth Rate: 1,163%
2013 Revenue: $10.1 million
Inc. 5000 Rank: No. 407

Rapier Solutions and its founder Williams Bailey has graced the Inc. 5000 for three straight years, hitting number 139 in 2012 and 115 in 2013. The veteran-owned business provides systems operation and maintenance, disaster recovery, IT solutions, and logistics services for customers in government, academia, and health care. Rapier has been in business since 2002 and is based out of Matthews, North Carolina



10. Knight Solutions


3-Year Growth Rate: 1,150%
2013 Revenue: $16.2 million
Inc. 5000 Rank: No. 411

Founded in 2005, Knight Solutions is a general contractor that hires veterans to renovate veteran-occupied cemeteries. With the help of CEO Kevin Knight, the Leesburg, Virginia-based company employs more than 120 employees in 15 different U.S. locations. The company was recently awarded the Veterans Affairs Business Award by its home town.




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