Ripple Effect Ranks No. 138 on the inaugural 2020 Inc. 5000 Series: D.C. Metro with Two-Year Revenue Growth of 86%.
Rockville, MD; February 27, 2020— Inc. magazine today revealed that Ripple Effect is #138 on its inaugural Inc. 5000 Series: D.C. Metro list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in DC, Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware. Born of the annual Inc. 5000 franchise, this regional list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the DC Metro economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses.
“It’s an honor to achieve this high ranking, given the rapid growth of the DMV region in recent years,” said Ripple Effect CEO Amy Bielski. “We’re especially happy to complement such prestigious fellow companies that are making a difference in our communities and across the country.”
The companies on this list show impressive rates of growth across all industries in the DC metropolitan area. between 2016 and 2018, these 250 private companies had an average growth rate of 196 percent and, in 2018 alone, they employed over 88,000 people and added $6.5 billion in revenue to the greater DC area’s economy. Companies based in the Washington DC, Baltimore, and Richmond, VA metro areas brought in the highest revenue overall.
Complete results of the Inc. 5000 Series: D.C. Metro, including an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, metro area, and other criteria, can be found at inc.com/inc5000-series-dc-2020.
“The companies on this list demonstrate just how much the small-business sector impacts the economies of DC, Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware,” says Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “Across every single industry, these businesses have posted revenue and growth rates that are beyond impressive, further proving the tenacity of their founders and CEOs.”
The Inc. 5000 Series: D.C. Metro Summit & Awards event to honor the companies on the list will take place on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at Hook Hall (3400 Georgia Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20010).
About Ripple Effect
Ripple Effect provides professional consulting services and exceptional talent for federal, private, and non-profit clients to deliver some of the most crucial policies and programs that shape our nation. Founded in 2003, Ripple Effect has grown into a team of more than 160 researchers, scientists, policy analysts, data analysts, strategic communicators, and more. Our mission to work smarter, perform better, combined with a flexible, adaptive staffing model, inspires our vision to be flexible with our people, essential to partners, and exceptional for our clients. Learn more at www.rippleeffect.com.
Director of Strategic Growth, Ripple Effect
More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Regional Series
The 2020 Inc. 5000 Regional Series is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2016 and 2018. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2016. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2018. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for2016 is $100,000; the minimum for 2018 is $1 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons.
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