Durante Rentals was selected by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City and Fortune Magazine to the 2015 Inner City 100, a list of the fastest-growing inner city businesses in the United States. The Inner City 100 program recognizes Durante Rentals as a successful inner city business as a role model for entrepreneurship, innovative business practices and job creation in America’s urban communities.
In 2015, companies were ranked by revenue growth over the five-year period between 2010 and 2014. Durante Rentals ranked 33rd overall on the list of 100 with a five-year growth rate of 319 percent.
“We are extremely honored to have made this prestigious list,” said John Durante, president of Durante Rentals. “Awards and accolades aside, we are genuinely proud to be helping our local citizens create better prospects for themselves, their families and the communities where they reside.”
The rankings were announced at the Inner City 100 Conference and Awards at the JLF Presidential Library and Museum in Boston. Prior to the awards celebration, winners gathered for a full-day business symposium featuring management case studies from Harvard Business School professors and interactive sessions with top CEOs.
In the past 17 years, more than 800 unique companies have earned slots on the Inner City 100 list. Durante Rentals joins other well-known winners such as Pandora, JP Licks and Angie’s List. The full list can be viewed on the Fortune website.
The 2015 Inner City 100 winners represent 45 cities and 23 states, collectively employing 6,168 people and have created 3,755 new jobs during the past five years. More than a third of the employees of the 100 companies live in the same neighborhood as the company they work for.
Durante Rentals was founded in 2009 by John Durante, Anthony Durante and Chris Jones.