Posted on 08/25/16 by Cara O'Donnell
We know that Arlington’s known as a place where businesses can grow — and grow quickly. And now, that reputation is earning national recognition. Several Arlington businesses were among those who received top honors from Inc. Magazine in its annual Inc. 5000 list, which rates the fastest-growing companies in the nation. Arlington had a total of 22 companies named to the list; two of them were in the top 100 fastest-growing companies in the country.
Software development and tech services company ByteCubed came in at #55 on the list. ByteCubed, which specializing in reimagining and replacing government systems in an effort to increase government efficiency, officially held a ribbon-cutting at its new Crystal City office in June. ByteCubed was recently recognized as one of the fastest-growing companies in the region by Arlington Economic Development and as a Best Place to Work by Virginia Business Magazine.
Next in line at #56 on the list is Excel Group, a skilled real estate investment and asset management firm with a focus on hospitality. The Arlington-based private equity firm owns and asset manages 11 hotels in high-growth markets across the Eastern U.S., most recently acquiring the Aloft Hotel at BWI.
“The 2016 Inc. 5000 are the superheroes of the U.S. economy. America’s fastest-growing private companies wield powers like strategy, service and innovation,” writes the magazine. “On this list you’ll find businesses that exercise the body and the mind, push the boundaries of virtual reality and 3-D printing, and delight fans with rock concerts and (in the case of the No. 1 company, LootCrate) —superheroes. Thrill to these companies' amazing exploits — and learn a thing or two about the hard, real work.”
Other Arlington companies honored include Neostek (604), Heartland Consulting (776), Changeis (959), and Metis Solutions (967), all of which were named in the Top 1000 list. Additionally, Arlington companies Fonteva (1361), Digitalspec (1416), BridgePhase (1560), Arc Aspicio (1901), Global Defense (1944), Buchanan & Edwards (2031), ValidaTek (2136), InfoLock Technologies (2466), C3 Systems (2717), RSDCGroup (2872), Savan Group (3750), DRT Strategies (4152), Phacil (4159), Segue Technologies (4247), Kitewire (4570) and Fors Marsh Group (4840).
All companies on the Inc 5000 list had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit and independent companies founded since 2012. The minimum revenue required for 2012 is $100,000; the minimum for 2015 is $2 million. Top companies will be featured in the magazine's September issue.
Congratulations to all Arlington winners!Topic: BIG Update