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Firms Top List For Fastest Growing Companies

A number of local, high tech companies are among the top 500, fastest growing companies issued this week by Deloitte, in its Deloitte 2009 Technology Fast 500 list. The annual listing ranks high tech companies--both public and private--by their five year revenues, and is one of the rare times many private companies revenues and growth rates are made public. Topping the list in the region was Phoenix-based Zila, a biotech firm which was ranked number 9, with 27715% growth, followed not far behind at 27 by First Solar, based in Tempe, Arizona, which had 9117% growth over the five years. Broomfield, Colorado-based ARCA Biopharma was number 30, with 7721% growth. Utah's highest ranking firm was Sandy-based RemoteMDx, ranked 85 with 2131% growth. The complete list of local firms:

9. Zila ($45.0M in 2008 revenues, 27715% growth) - Phoenix
27. First Solar ($1.2B, 9117%) - Tempe, AZ
30. ARCA Biopharma ($15.2M, 7721%) - Broomfield, CO
77. Newsgator ($5.7M, 2312%) - Denver
85. RemoteMDX ($12.4M, 2131%) - Sandy, UT
95. Circadence ($8.7M, 1848%) - Boulder
122. Omniture ($295.6M, 1337%) - Orem, UT
140, Limelight Networks ($129.5M, 1057%) - Tempe
142. Fishbowl ($5.8M, 1054%) - Orem 166. CAREfx ($20.9M, 807%) - Scottsdale, AZ
172. Mediconnect Global ($33.4M, 787%) - South Jordan, UT
196. Aero Solutions ($22.8M, 697%) - Boulder
218. QuoteMedia ($7.2M, 620%) - Fountain Hills, AZ
230. Go Daddy Group ($497.9M, 582%) - Scottsdale
252. Imergent ($128.0M, 534%) - Orem
271. Myriad Genetics ($33.6M, 489%) - Salt lake City
315. Lumension ($52.6M, 410%) - Scottsdale
320. Liberty Global ($10.5B, 400%) - Englewood, CO
333. ReadyTalk ($9.8M, 371%) - Denver
336. DigitalGlobe ($275.2M, 368%) - Longmont, CO
344. Intelligent Software Solutions ($58.3M, 358%) - Colorado Springs
385. Amtech Systems ($80.2M, 316%) - Tempe
297. Evans and Sutherland ($37.6M, 297%) - Salt Lake City
451. IQNavigator ($28.4M, 8.1M) - Centennial, CO
461. Global Med Technologies ($23.3M, 239%) - Lakewood, CO
490. BSD Medical ($5.1M, 215%) - Salt Lake City