The Inc. 5000 is the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies and in 2016 it was the most competitive crop in the list’s history. Only 94 companies in Chicago made the Inc. 5000 2016 list.
“The Inc. 5000 list stands out where it really counts,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “It honors real achievement by a founder or a team of them. No one makes the Inc. 5000 without building something great – usually from scratch. That’s one of the hardest things to do in business, as every company founder knows. But without it, free enterprise fails.”