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Three EDC Clients Make 2011 Inc. 5000 List

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – August 23, 2011 – Three EDC clients have been named to the 2011 Inc. 5000 list, a ranking of the fastest growing private companies in the United States. Clickstop, an internet and retail marketer, based in Urbana, Iowa, made the list for the second year in a row, placing 913th on the 2011 list with a three-year growth rate of more than 334%. The company ranked 37th in the Retail category. Geonetric, a web solutions provider for the healthcare industry, headquartered in Cedar Rapids, made the list for the fifth year in a row and was number 2,804 on this year’s list (with a three-year growth rate of 78%). Hiawatha-based MobileDemand, maker of rugged tablet PCs, was ranked 2,978 on the 2011 list with a 70% three-year growth rate.

“Our recognition on the Inc. 5000 list confirms to us that we’re doing the right things.” said Tim Guenther, President & CEO of Clickstop, Inc.  “This company is full of great people who continue to learn and grow.  We challenge ourselves daily and we’re not afraid to change.  Our recognition by Inc. Magazine represents a great honor and is a reflection of how our team has navigated the continuous growth of our business.”

Clickstop is a multi-channel retailer of several specialty category brands. The Company’s goal is to grow sales and improve margins for its brands through strategic application of inbound marketing techniques. Earlier this year, Clickstop moved into a new, state-of-the-art 35,500 square foot facility in Urbana.

Geonetric helps hospitals and health systems develop and implement web strategies to engage their patients and communities online. Its clients range from large health systems to small specialty hospitals.

MobileDemand is a leading provider of rugged tablet computers for mission-critical computing in a variety of industries including Food and Beverage Distribution, Manufacturing, Retail, Hospitality, Transportation, Agriculture, Utilities, Military and Public Sector. The growing company moved into a larger facility this past spring.

These three companies will be featured in the September issue of Inc. magazine. There are 28 other Iowa-based companies on this year’s list. The Inc. 5000 list is a ranking of United States-based, privately held, for profit and independent companies according to percentage revenue growth for the last three years. These EDC clients join a select group of companies identified by Inc. magazine to receive this award, a symbol of American business ingenuity and ambition.

About the EDC
The Entrepreneurial Development Center was incorporated in 2003 as a community-sponsored, non-profit business accelerator. The company provides economic growth through the development and expansion of entrepreneurial enterprises and has successfully assisted over 400 Iowa-headquartered businesses. Its focus is on creating local wealth for area re-investment by growing and cultivating regional, national, and international businesses.