112 San Diego companies make the 2020 Inc. 5000 list

- Heather Dewis

Even in unprecedented times, San Diego companies are growing fast and making a difference. And we can prove it: Inc. Magazine recently published its Inc. 5000 list…and honored 112 San Diego companies across a wide variety of industries.

In 2020, the San Diego region made up 2.24% of total privately held companies on the list, representing a whopping $3.9 billion in revenue, and 5,939 jobs for San Diegans and transplants alike, which we think is pretty life-changing.

While we’d love to highlight all the San Diego companies on the 2020 Inc. 5000, here are just a few of our favorites (and some of the 60 repeat honorees):

Innovative Commercial Environments

A dealership that specializes in contract furniture sales for commercial, military, educational, hospitality, and healthcare projects.

Shield AI

A tech company that designs, develops, and builds A.I. products for the U.S. national security sector and first responders.


LionDesk sells a CRM platform that is used by over 165,000 real estate, mortgage and sales professionals in the United States. It is known for ease of use, affordability and customization, and includes features such as video emailing, texting and AI lead follow ups.

C Squared Social

Provides digital advertising services to an extensive list of clients by bringing a fresh, creative approach to marketing. Works on lead generation campaigns, content creation, video production and website design.


A B2B marketplace that connects major pharmaceutical companies and the National Institutes of Health with research scientists. This company has made the Inc. 5000 for four consecutive years.

Gateway Genomics

A biotech company that develops fetal and DNA technology, allowing families access to insight into the health and development of future children.


A software company that offers construction project management software that creates daily reports, time cards, toolbox talks, and insights.

Blenders Eyewear

A Pacific Beach manufacturer that sells sunglasses made from quality materials with unique styles at affordable prices.


A software company that develops an online platform for social media marketing and reputation management, used by multi-location businesses.


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