Local Award. National Recognition.

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

Companies that made at least $1 million in 2020 can apply to be recognized as a growth leader on the Inc. Regionals list of the fastest-growing companies specifically in their home region. It’s a local award that carries national recognition and benefits.

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

  • Mid-Atlantic

    Includes DC, DE, MD, NC, VA, and WV

  • Midwest

    Includes IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, and WI

  • Northeast

    Includes CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, AND Vt

  • Pacific

    Includes AK, CA, HI, OR, and WA

  • Rocky Mountain

    Includes CO, ID, MT, NV, UT, And WY,

  • Southeast

    Includes AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, PR, SC, and TN

  • Southwest

    Includes AZ, NM, OK, and TX

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 18, 2021

    Application Now Open!

    Apply for your chance to be named to the list!

  • November 19, 2021

    Final Application Deadline

    Applications will close Friday, November 19 at 11:59 PM PT.

  • Mid-February 2022

    List Notification

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

  • Mid-March 2022

    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 Inc. Regionals are rankings of the fastest growing companies in a particular region.

For 2022, there are seven Inc. Regionals lists: Mid-Atlantic (DE, MD, DC, VA, WV, and NC), Midwest (IL, IN, IA, KS, MI, MN, MO, NE, ND, OH, SD, and WI), Northeast (PA, NY, VT, NH, ME, MA, CT, RI, and NJ), Pacific (CA, OR, WA, HI, and AK), Rocky Mountains (MT, ID, WY, NV, UT, and CO), Southeast (SC, KY, TN, GA, AR, AL, MS, LA, FL, and PUERTO RICO), Southwest (AZ. NM, OK, and TX).

All of the following must be true of your company in order to qualify for the 2022 Inc. Regionals. Your company must: 

  1. Have generated revenue by March 31, 2018
  2. Have generated at least $100,000 in revenue in 2018*
  3. Have generated at least $1 million in revenue in 2020*
  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 2018 and 2020 revenues. This gives us a two-year growth period, using 2018 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 2018 revenue was $3 million and 2020 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 application fee is $195 until November 19th. 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 2023 Inc. Regionals Application. 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