We are thrilled to announce VPL made the 2017 Inc. 500 list
Every year, Inc. Magazine ranks America’s fastest-growing privately held companies in the Inc. 5000. They unveil the top 5,000 companies online at Inc.com and the top 500 companies from the list in the September issue of the magazine. We’re proud to say that VPL made the list of this year’s most successful small and midsized businesses, coming in at No. 117 in the rankings.
Inc. reported that 2017 saw the most competitive crop of companies in the list’s history, which is pretty impressive for a list that’s helped some of the country’s most dynamic companies—Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp and Zillow to name a few—garner their first national exposure. This year, the average company achieved a mind-boggling three-year average growth of 481%. For the record, VPL’s three-year sales growth was 3,422%.
The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $206 billion, and the companies on the list collectively generated 619,500 jobs over the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. Magazine 5000 list can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.
About Inc. 5000
In 1982, Inc. introduced the Inc. 500 list of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the United States. Since then, this prestigious list of the nation’s most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success and the place where future household names first make their mark. Pandora, 7 Eleven, Toys ‘R’ Us, Zipcar, Zappos.com and numerous other well-known brands have been honored by the Inc. 5000. In 2007, the Inc. 500 list expanded to the Inc. 5000, giving readers a deeper, richer understanding of the entrepreneurial landscape and capturing a broader spectrum of success.
Today, the list is a distinguished editorial award, a celebration of innovation, a network of entrepreneurial leaders, and an effective public relations showcase. The Inc. 5000 ranks companies by overall revenue growth over a three-year period. All 5,000 honoree companies are individually profiled on Inc.com. The top 500 are featured in the September issue of Inc. Magazine, the leading entrepreneurial advocate for 38 years running. Inc. also ranks the fastest-growing companies by industry, metro area, revenue, and number of employees, and we also highlight women and minority-run companies.
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