Inc

Inc. magazine, founded in 1979 and based in New York City, is a monthly publication focused on growing companies. The magazine publishes an annual list of the 500 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S., the “Inc. 500.”
The magazine reports its paid circulation as 690,000 as of February 2007, with monthly newsstand sales topping 20,000.
Inc. was founded in Boston by Bernie Goldhirsh and its first issue appeared in April 1979. Goldhirsh was an MIT-trained engineer who worked at Polaroid and on ballistic missiles before becoming an entrepreneur and founding Sail magazine, which he sold for $10 million, using the profits to found Inc. Goldhirsh kept a low profile, and longtime editor George Gendron was the “public face” of the magazine for two decades. Though long considered the younger upstart compared to most business publications, Inc. suffered following the dot-com era as titles like Fast Company seemed to grab more attention, but the tech crash and subsequent retrenchment saw…