Local Award. National Recognition.

Apply to be recognized as one of the fastest-growing companies in your region

Companies in select states that made at least $1 million in 2019 can apply to be recognized as a growth leader on the Inc. 5000 Regionals list of the fastest-growing companies specifically in their home state or region. It’s a local award that carries national recognition and benefits.

The Inc. 5000 lists recognize the innovative achievements of regional companies in generating sustainable growth and jobs, and is one of the most esteemed honors growing private businesses and business leaders can receive.

Get the Recognition You Deserve

Powerful Publicity

Benefit from extraordinary exposure in national, local and industry media. The Inc. 5000 has received more than 35 million media impressions in years past.

Business Prospects

Gain outstanding visibility with potential clients and hires through your company being listed on Inc.com

Valuable Connections

Join an exclusive community of leading entrepreneurs from every industry and region. The opportunities to partner and share knowledge are unparalleled.

Significant Prestige

Feel the difference being an Inc. 5000 company makes on your company morale—and when you call on prospects. It’s a mark of achievement that commands respect.

Important Dates

  • October 30, 2020

    Early Rate Deadline

    Apply by October 30 to save $100 off your application.

  • November 20, 2020

    Final Application Deadline

    Applications will close Friday, November 20 at 11:59 PM PT.

  • Mid-February 2021

    List Notification

    All applicants will be notified via email if they were chosen for the list

  • Mid-March 2021

    List Announcement

    All Inc. Regional Honorees will appear on Inc.com with the announcement of the full list

Frequently Asked Questions

An Extension of the Inc. 5000, which lists the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the US, the 5000 Regionals are rankings of the fastest growing companies in a particular region.

For 2021, there are six Inc. 5000 Regionals lists: California, Texas, Florida, DC Metro (includes Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC) and the Midwest (includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin), and NY Metro (Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York).

All of the following must be true of your company in order to qualify for the 2021 Inc. 5000 Regionals. Your company must: 

  1. Have generated revenue by March 31, 2017
  2. Have generated at least $100,000 in revenue in 2017*
  3. Have generated at least $1 million in revenue in 2019*
  4. Be privately held, for profit; based in the U.S., and independent (not a subsidiary or division of another company).

Companies are ranked according to the percentage growth of their annual revenue over a two-year period. To assess this, we ask for your 2017 and 2019 revenues. This gives us a two-year growth period, using 2017 as a base year for growth.

The equation for growth percentage is:
[(Recent Yearly revenue - Base Year revenue) / Base Year revenue] x 100 = total growth percentage

For example, if 2017 revenue was $3 million and 2019 revenue is $15 million:

$15 million - $3 million = $12 million

12,000,000 / 3,000,000 = 4

4 x 100 = 400

Growth rate is 400 percent

Yes. There is a nonrefundable processing fee for all applicants. The early rate application fee is $99 until October 30th at 11:59 PM PST. after October 30th, the application fee is $199 until November 20th. Identifying the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. is an enormous editorial project that, among other things, raises awareness of entrepreneurship as a valuable force in our economy. The processing fee covers only a portion of the operational costs of this undertaking.

Refund Policy: If you need to cancel your application, just get in touch with us by replying to your confirmation email or emailing us at inc5000@inc.com. All sales are final. Refunds are not available but you can receive a credit to the 2021 Inc. 5000 Applications. The deadline to cancel applications is October 30th at 11:59 PM PST.

“As an entrepreneur I’m quick to move the finish line. This is one success that I can’t & won’t ignore. It’s validation for all the hustle!”

Tara Wilson Agency, Inc. 5000 Honoree