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Inc. Magazine has released its 2012 list of the fastest growing private companies. In its sixth annual list, Gulf Coast Pet Supplies was ranked number 825 of 5,000 companies listed.

A family owned and operated company located in Sarasota, Florida; Gulf Coast Pet Supplies specializes in pet products as a pet product distributor.

Tricia Bolds, President/CEO of Gulf Coast Pet Supplies, shared, “Gulf Coast Pet Supplies is honored to be named among the top 5000 companies on the Inc. Magazine list. Our vision has been to provide top quality pet supplies, in a one stop environment for our customers. Through careful marketing and offering free shipping with all of our products, we have established a relationship with great manufacturers and loyal consumers which have allowed us to grow 421 percent in the last three years.”

The media growth rate of the 2012 Inc. 500/5000 companies report remains at 97 percent. The companies on the list this year have created over 400,000 jobs in the last three years, with aggregate revenue among honorees, which hits $299 billion. Gulf Coast Pet Supplies reports hiring two new employees over the last six months and a local contractor to build a second floor for them to house more merchandise.

Inc. Editor Eric Schurenberg, shared, “Now, more than ever, we depend on Inc. 500|5000 companies to spur innovation, provide jobs, and drive the economy forward. Growth companies, not large corporations, are where the action is.”

The entire summary of results with an interactive database where users can sort by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at

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