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Lehigh Valley firm earns high rank on INC 5000

Mike Hawkins, CEO of Netizen Corp. of South Whitehall Township –

South Whitehall Township-based Netizen Corp., a cyber security firm serving defense, government and commercial markets, has been ranked as no. 47 on Inc. Magazine’s 5000 List of the fastest-growing businesses in the country.

That makes the Lehigh Valley firm the fastest-growing cyber security company in the country and the second-fastest-growing overall company in the state.

“I attribute much of this success, and our being the nation’s fastest growing cyber security company, to our process-focused, employee-centric, and innovation-nurturing corporate culture which provides unmatched career growth opportunities for ambitious professionals and superior products and services for customers,” said Netizen president Michael Hawkins in a statement.

Netizen has also made the Lehigh Valley Business list of Fastest Growing Companies ranking as no. 7 in 2018.

The top-ranked INC 5000 business in Pennsylvania was a retail credit firm, Perpay, based in Philadelphia. It ranked as no. 5 on the overall list.

Netizen was the only Greater Lehigh Valley firm to rank in the top 500, but other companies did make the overall list.

  • Ideal Concepts, an Allentown-based insurance company ranked as no. 672.
  • DLP Real Estate Concepts of Bethlehem ranked as no. 910
  • Tx3 Services of Blue Bell ranked as no. 2145
  • beMarketing of Blue Bell ranked as no. 2228
  • D&B Elite Construction Group of Sinking Spring ranked as no. 2302
  • Schadler Industrial of Kutztown ranked as no. 2343
  • Good Life Companies of Reading ranked as no. 2492
  • Dealer World of Lehighton ranked as no. 2701
  • TWG Security of Emmaus ranked as no. 2880
  • Spark Orthodontics of Bethlehem ranked as no. 3448
  • Stratix Systems of Wyomissing ranked as no. 3706
  • Creditsafe of South Whitehall Township ranked as no. 4137
  • TRIOSE of Wyomissing ranked as no. 4139
  • Altitude Marketing of Emmaus ranked as no. 4231
  • Demco Automation of Quakertown ranked as no. 4469
  • The Denzel Group of Allentown ranked as no. 4615
  • Gen3 Marketing of Blue Bell ranked as no. 4894

Writer Stacy Wescoe has her finger on the pulse of the business community in the Greater Lehigh Valley and keeps you up-to-date with technology and trends, plus what coworkers and competitors are talking about around the water cooler — and on social media. She can be reached at or 610-807-9619, ext. 4104. Follow her on Twitter and on Facebook.

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