Inc. Magazine Unveils Its 37th Annual List of
America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies
Contact: Valerie Schlitt
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEW YORK, August 15, 2018 – Inc. magazine today revealed that VSA, Inc. is No. 1286 on its 37th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Of the top companies in Philadelphia on the Inc. 5000, the company ranks #24. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.
“Our collective passion has gotten us to where we are today,” says Valerie Schlitt, VSA, Inc. founder and CEO. “The company started as a network of working mothers 18 years ago and has evolved to a diverse team that has served nearly 500 companies nationwide. Building VSA has been a driving force in my life for almost two decades and being included in the 2018 Inc. 5000 is incredibly gratifying.”
Not only have the companies on the 2018 Inc. 5000 (which are listed online at Inc.com, with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc., available on newsstands August 15) been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. The 2018 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 538.2 percent, and a median rate of 171.8 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $206.1 billion in 2017, accounting for 664,095 jobs over the past three years.
Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.
“If your company is on the Inc. 5000, it’s unparalleled recognition of your years of hard work and sacrifice,” says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “The lines of business may come and go, or come and stay. What doesn’t change is the way entrepreneurs create and accelerate the forces that shape our lives.”
The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring the companies on the list will be held October 17 to 19, 2018, at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort, in San Antonio, Texas. As always, speakers include some of the greatest innovators and business leaders of our generation.