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Represent Memphis on the 2016 Inc. 5000 List

The applications are open for the 2016 Inc. 5000, an elite list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. This distinguished editorial award celebrates innovation, builds a network of entrepreneurial leaders and is an effective marketing showcase.

The Inc. 5000 ranks companies by overall revenue growth over a three-year period. All 5,000 honoree companies are individually profiled on And, the top 500 are featured in the September issue of Inc.magazine. Inc. also breaks down the list into the fastest-growing companies by industry, metro area, revenue and number of employees, as well as highlights women- and minority-run companies.

In order to be eligible for the Inc. 5000 list, your company must:
  • Have generated revenue by March 31, 2012;
  • Have generated at least $100,000 in revenue in 2012;
  • Have generated at least $2 million in revenue in 2015;
  • Be privately held, for profit, based in the U.S., and independent (not a subsidiary or division of another company).

Last year, 14 Greater Memphis companies made the Inc. 5000 list. Congratulations to:

265. HigherVisibility
587. Premier Realty Group
991. Clarion Security
1019. Universal Asset Management
1694. Matrix Achievement Group
2622. Memphis Invest
2900. Premier Property Management Group
2933. Bowman's Works
3336. Logical Systems
3411. Monogram Food Solutions
3444. NovaCopy
3549. Mahaffey Fabric Structures
4029. Evolve Bank & Trust
4146. archer>malmo
4773. International Sourcing Company

The deadline for submitting applications is May 2, 2016. Click here to learn more and apply.

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