Each year, Inc. 5000 introduces its list of the top fastest growing companies in the United States revealing the companies with the highest perseverance rate coupled with business excellence based on true metrics, not tricky accounting.
“Brains, bravery, and optimism propelled 5,000 of America’s fastest growing businesses to Inc. magazine’s annual fast-growth list, even amid the pandemic. Each of the companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 has its own tale of persistence, perseverance, and pluck,” Inc. 5000f says of its honorees.
Unlike other lists that are based superficially on a company’s net worth, the Inc. 5000 is an elite showcase of the most noteworthy cases of company growth and development over the last year. This powerful metric gives credit where credit is truly due: to the devoted entrepreneurs who roll their sleeves up and work with what they’ve got to build something sustainable.
Companies on the list represent a unique look into their success within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—independent small businesses. Intuit, Zappos, Under Armor, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.
“Building one of the fastest-growing companies in America in any year is a remarkable achievement. Building one in the crisis we’ve lived through is amazing. This kind of accomplishment comes with hard work, smart pivots, great leadership, and the help of a whole lot of people,” says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc.