3coast Recognized as Inc. Magazine Elite 5000

3coast was included in the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies list.  It was listed as 46th in the Houston metro area and near the mid-point of the overall list.  This is the first year to publish this list.

The Inc. 500 has been the essential guide to the most entrepreneurial companies in America, for more than 25 years. In 2007, Inc. expanded its list to include the top 5000 fastest-growing companies in America. Inc. considers these companies as the elite – a mere sliver of the seven million or so companies in the U.S. that have employees. These companies produced $194 billion in 2006 revenue, about 1.5 percent of the U.S. national gross domestic product, and employed more than 900,000 people, about 0.6 percent of the jobs in the United States.

“We are proud to be listed in Inc. 5000 listing and expect that we will rank even higher next year as a result of our continued growth and our expanded services offerings.” said George F. Black, president and CEO of 3coast.

The Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2003 through 2006. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by the first week of 2003, and therefore able to show four full calendar years of sales. Additionally, they had to be U.S.-based, privately held and independent – not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies – as of December 31, 2006. Revenue in 2003 must have been at least $200,000, and revenue in 2006 must have been at least $2 million.

Complete information on this year’s Inc. 5000 list can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000. 3coast’s extended profile will be found on IncBizNet when it launches in October 2007.

About 3coast

Founded in 1980 as Robert Shields & Associates, 3coast is a Houston-based business technology services firm that solves business problems and helps companies grow, through technology. 3coast offers enterprise resource planning (ERP) services, business technology advisory services and managed IT support. As a strategic partner, 3coast examines each client’s business vision and then innovates technology solutions to support that vision.

3coast also offers IT staffing services with focus on software engineers, network engineers, developers and consultants specialized in PeopleSoft, Oracle, JD Edwards, Java and .NET. 3coast connects with highly skilled candidates from across the globe and offers contract staffing, contract-to-hire, permanent placement and payroll services. For three years, 3coast has been recognized by the Houston Business Journal and FastTech 50 as one of Houston’s fastest-growing technology companies. In 2007, 3coast was acknowledged by Inc. magazine as one of the 5,000 fastest-growing U.S. companies.