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Recently, Inc. published the Inc. 5000, a ranking of the fastest-growing, privately-held companies.  Not only do they list the top performers each year, they also slice the data to shows which industries are growing and where those companies are located.

Below is the breakdown of where the top 5000 companies are headquartered.  We compare that growth data with where venture investors placed their bets across the United States in 2013.  Are there geographic clusters of innovative companies where venture capitalists don’t invest?  Take a look.

2014Inc5000_geography_1Venture capital investment in 2013, by company location