SALEM, MASS. — Inc. magazine ranked Bioengineering Group, a woman-owned science and engineering firm headquartered in Salem, Mass., No. 932 on its fourth annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a comprehensive look at America’s independent-minded entrepreneurs.

“The leaders of the companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have figured out how to grow their businesses during the longest recession since the Great Depression,” said Inc. president Bob LaPointe. “The 2010 Inc. 5000 showcases a particularly hardy group of entrepreneurs.”

“Bioengineering Group is honored to place so high on the Inc. 5000 list. Our firm is one of the most successful woman-owned firms in the nation, with much credit due to our team of industrious, dedicated, and highly talented personnel who believe in the firm’s vision — building sustainable communities on an ecological foundation,” said Wendi Goldsmith, chief executive officer of Bioengineering Group. “Our team of scientists, engineers, and construction professionals define new ways to conserve money, energy, and water, all while enhancing human and ecological communities. Never has the triple bottom line of sustainable development been more sought after by our clients.”

Bioengineering Group, a proponent of early adoption of sustainable technologies well-known as a leader in ecologically sensitive development and public infrastructure work, applies a tailored interdisciplinary approach to solving problems. Current projects include the provision of engineering, program management, and construction management services through a joint venture with ARCADIS, for the largest design-build civil works project in U.S. history — the $1.3 billion Inner Harbor Navigation Canal Surge Barrier that will provide hurricane and flood risk reduction for the city of New Orleans. The firm is also leading a significant program to accelerate adoption of renewable energy generation and ultra-low energy consuming facilities within the Department of Defense. Believing that every project offers the next opportunity to transact sustainability, Bioengineering Group provides design, environmental consulting, and sustainable site planning for private corporations, institutions, and local governments on small- to large-scale projects.

This award builds on other recent awards won by the firm, including the Environmental Business Journal’s highest level 2009 Business Achievement Award; Boston Business Journal’s Pacesetters Award, which recognizes the region’s fastest-growing private companies — placing 2nd out of 50 winners; the Stevie Awards for Women in Business where the firm won in the category Fastest Growing Company of 2009; and the ZweigWhite 2010 Hot Firms Award — placing 25th out of 175 nationwide winners.

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