- For the first time, the listing received company nominations from 27 out of 28 eligible countries (except Malta). 6 new EU Member State countries were identified: Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Slovenia.
- This year's 500 companies created 99 jobs per company per year.
- The average annual turnover increase per company was €25 million which represents an annual growth of 18.6%.
* Birch Index
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