Inc. Magazine Unveils 31st Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000

DATALINK Earns Position on the 2012 Inc. 5000, Demonstrating that Inc. 5000 Companies are Leading the Charge Toward Economic Recovery

Online PR News – 13-September-2012 – Richarson, NJ – Inc. magazine ranked DATALINK BANKCARD SERVICES, on its 31st annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at an exclusive segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Microsoft, Zappos, Intuit, Jamba Juice, Zipcar, Clif Bar, Vizio, Oracle, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members.

Datalink, Bankcard Services, an industry leading merchant service provider offering services for credit, debit, gift and loyalty cards, has joined the ranks of the aforementioned elite.

Datalink is ever increasingly being acknowledged as a pacesetter and leading example of exemplary business practices, customer satisfaction as well as rapidly gaining market share within the bankcard services industry.

“We provide merchant services that allow businesses to increase potential by delivering the quickest, most efficient and secure methods of processing transactions directly to the end use merchant. That coupled with "exemplary level" customer service and technical support, has made us the premier merchant service provider for over 2 decades,” states Steve Odom, CEO of Datalink.

Since joining the ranks of the Inc. 5000, there are quite a few reasons to be optimistic for the company’s growth. Despite the fact that the years following 2008 have become known as “The Great Recession” businesses on the Inc. list are leading the charge toward economic recovery. This becomes apparent when you consider that the average company on recent year's lists have exceeded the pace of the economy as a whole by a factor of 10.

In a stagnant economic environment, median growth rate of 2012 Inc. 500|5000 companies remains an impressive 97 percent. The companies on this year’s list report having created over 400,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $299 billion.

It's easy to recognize that it will be Inc. 5000 companies leading the charge toward an economic recovery.

"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,” says Inc. Editor Eric Schurenberg.

Take some time to explore the Inc. 5000 list for yourself to find your own reasons why these companies should give every American a few thousand reasons to be optimistic about our economic future.

About Datalink Bankcard Services Company

Datalink Bankcard Services is a premier merchant service provider offering services for credit, debit, gift and loyalty card guiding businesses of all types, from retail, ecommerce, home based, to restaurant and hospitality. In business for over 20 years, Datalink provides customers with a full range of payment processing services, including lowest-rate pricing programs, cutting-edge products, and dedicated commitment to long-term customer care.

Datalink works with thousands of merchants nationwide and processes credit card transactions of approximately $1 billion dollars annually. Maintaining a state-of-the-art processing, operations and customer service center, in Dallas/Ft. Worth’s Telecom Corridor in Richardson, TX, Datalink’s employees are committed to bringing merchants the very best in product offerings, support and technologies.