Inc.'s first annual ranking of America's top businesses in the Washington Metropolitan region is here. The area's fastest growing private companies--representing Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, and the District of Columbia--saw their combined two-year total revenues grow 106 percent to a collective $6.5 billion in 2018. They also added more than 41,000 jobs over the term. Their 2018 revenue, alone, ranged from $1 million to $458 million.
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How the 2020 Inc. 5000 Series Companies Were Selected Companies on the 2020 Inc. 5000 Series are ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2016 to 2018. To qualify, companies must: be located in the region to which they are applying and generating revenue by March 31, 2016. They must be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent--not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies--as of December 31, 2018. (Since then, some on the list may have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2016 is $100,000; the minimum for 2018 is $1 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Growth rates used to determine company rankings were calculated to three decimal places. Learn more about these companies.