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SAS: The rich HQ of the Numerati

January 20, 2011Hop Skip Go

If you had any doubts about the growth of the Numerati in the economy, consider the results just in from SAS, the privately-held titan of analytics software. In a slow economy, SAS revenue rose 5.2% to a company record $2.4 billion. Of course, it's not all from the recent boom in analytics. SAS has grown every year for its 35-year history. If this company's stock were publicly traded, we'd be reading about it constantly (and not confusing it with a Scandinavian airline).

SAS, based in Cary, NC, also routinely wins "best company to work for" awards, with these perks, according to Fortune:

Its perks are epic: on-site healthcare, high quality childcare at $410 per month, summer camp for kids, car cleaning, a beauty salon, and more -- it's all enough to make a state-of-the-art, 66,000-square-foot gym seem like nothing special by comparison.

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