Of the 5,000 fastest-growing companies in the US, seven of them are right here in the Asheville area.
These local businesses — whose industries run the gamut from engineering to food + beverage — enjoyed median growth of 198%, $283.8 million in total revenue, and added 210 jobs over the last year.
Here’s how these businesses break down in this year’s Inc. 5000 ranking:
No. 791 — MADE FREE
Industry: Consumer Products
Special sauce: This fair trade apparel brand supports social reform — and aims to address the root causes of human trafficking — by providing a sustainable living wage to all of its employees.
No. 1,264 — Point Global Logistics
Industry: Logistics & Transportation
Special sauce: In an era of supply chain headaches, this specialized freight forwarder provides simple + straightforward transportation services + supply chain management to a global customer base.
No. 1,770 — LoLo
Industry: Advertising & Marketing
Special sauce: This gift marketing company, whose name stands for Locals Supporting Locals, has harnessed the nationwide enthusiasm for local goods with its curated, gift-of-the-month campaign that’s perfect for building business + client relationships.
No. 2,804 — Riverbend Malt House
Industry: Food & Beverage
Special sauce: This state-of-the-art, 70,000-sqft production facility keeps Beer City (and other suds lovin’ cities) afloat with customizable + locally-sourced malt flavors that highlight the terroir of the southeast.
No. 2,957 — HiViz Lighting
Special sauce: This Hendersonville-based company manufactures technology for first responders + other emergency situations when special lighting and tools are needed most.
No. 3,769 — Cloud for Good
Industry: IT Services
Special sauce: This is the ninth consecutive time this nonprofit + higher education consulting firm — which was established in 2010 — has been featured on the Inc. 5000. Color us impressed.
No. 4,493 — Aeroflow Healthcare
Industry: Health Products
Special sauce: This medical equipment provider — which has been on the Inc. 5000 list seven times — offers quality equipment and even more impressive customer service.