deloitte-fast-500Five Pasadena companies made it on Deloitte’s prestigious Fast 500 list for 2013!

Every year, Deloitte ranks North American companies–in technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean tech–by fastest rate of fiscal growth.

This year, an easy majority are grouped in California. WITHOUT Silicon Valley’s 103, our state boasts 63 winning companies (14 in Orange county, 18 in San Diego, and 31 in Los Angeles)–compared to, say, 45 in Connecticut, New York, and Jersey combined, 37 in Massachusetts (Boston), and 33 in Washington DC.

Almost half the fastest growing companies (241, 48%) are in software (followed by biotechnology/pharmaceutical and internet, each at a modest 12%), and that is where where find our local winners: OpenX at #5, Perfect Market at #16 LeisureLink at #281, Bluebeam Software at #288, and Central Desktop at #349.

See the full list, plus fun facts and graphics, here.