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Meers Honored Again in Inc. 5000
Posted by Meers on Saturday | August 25th, 2012
Meers is thrilled to announce that it has been named one of the fastest growing private companies in America by Inc. magazine for the second consecutive year.
With a 3-year growth rate of 569 percent, Meers’ overall national ranking rose to No. 638 on the 2012 list, up from No. 1436 in 2011. Within the advertising and marketing sector, Meers now ranks No. 71.
“Our continuing growth at Meers is all about our people and our culture,” said Sam Meers, president and CEO. “Our people are always looking forward, striving for ‘better’ – better thinking, better strategies, better creativity, better results and relationships with clients. They’re committed to making advertising better. Our growth is the evidence of their commitment.”
The Inc. 500/5000 annual list of America’s fastest-growing private companies represents the most comprehensive look at one of the most critical segments of the American economy – independent entrepreneurs. Meers joins Yelp, Unified Payments, Chobani, Giftcards.com, and KIND, among other prominent brands on this year’s list.
Despite a stagnant economic environment, the median growth rate of Inc. 500|5000 companies on the 2012 list is 97 percent. Those on this year’s list report having created over 400,000 jobs during the past three years. The aggregate revenue among this year’s corporate honorees reached $299 billion.
“Now, more than ever, we depend on Inc. 500/5000 companies to spur innovation, provide jobs, and drive the economy forward. Growth companies, not large corporations, are where the action is,” says Inc. Editor Eric Schurenberg.
The 2012 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2008 to 2011. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2008. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2011. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2008 is $100,000; the minimum for 2011 is $2 million.
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 inc.com/5000.