The 2018 Inc. 5000
The fastest-growing companies in America are a force, notching collective revenue of more than $206.2 billion in 2017 and three-year revenue growth rates that top out at 75,661 percent. Explore the list.
|8||GForce Life Sciences||16,427%||$16.89m|
|10||The Garrett Companies||14,822%||$82.1m|
Note: Flexport tied with GForce Life Sciences for No. 8 on the 2018 Inc. 5000. It was listed incorrectly in the print edition.
How the 2018 Inc. 5000 Companies Were Selected
Companies on the 2018 Inc. 5000 are ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2014 to 2017. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2014. They must be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent--not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies--as of December 31, 2017. (Since then, some on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2014 is $100,000; the minimum for 2017 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons.
Note: Growth rates used to determine company rankings were calculated to two decimal places. In the case of ties, the companies with more revenue were placed higher.