Risky Business from the Government Shutdown

With no end in sight to the government shutdown (or will the shutdown end tomorrow?) – we identified businesses that are disproportionately dependent upon the federal government. While furloughed federal employees will receive back pay, businesses will only be paid based on the specifics of the contracts.  Even if these companies are paid for their…

When Do Data-Driven Companies Do Better?

Of the 2.9 million U.S. companies in our database, we use an analytical process to identify “data-driven” companies. These companies can be segmented by industry (NAICS code), public vs. private, size range, and VC-backed to identify when data-driven processes have the greatest effect on performance.  

Hidden Innovation Hubs

We analyzed hundreds of U.S. Cities to identify the hidden innovation hubs where the most innovative companies are located. Some of the results include: Cambridge, MA – #3 Boca Raton, FL – #50 Alpharetta, GA – #89.  (Motto: “Technology City of the South”) grew from a farm town of 3,000 to 65,000 residents over the…

When a Hurricane Hits

Sometimes businesses are disrupted, not disruptive. Hurricane Katrina caused one of the most damaging and difficult situations to an entire city. Besides the countless people who were affected, many businesses failed. For companies i n the 50-500 employee range: there were 149 companies in 2004 headquartered in New Orleans.By end of 2005: 11 companies failed…