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Recreational Equipment (REI)

What makes it so great?
This consumer co-op that attracts active, outdoorsy employees has grown from 10 stores in 1985 to 110 today. CEO Sally Jewell identifies its chief competitor as an "increasingly sedentary lifestyle that leaves adults and children with little time for outdoor recreation."

Headquarters: 6750 South 228th Street, Kent, WA 98032

2008 revenue ($ millions): 1,435

Career website: REI Careers