Massachusetts, August 15, 2023 – Inc. revealed today that NECI made the 2023 Inc. 5000, its annual list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. The prestigious ranking provides a data-driven look at the most successful companies within the economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent, entrepreneurial businesses.
“I’m incredibly proud of our nearly 500 employee-owners who come to work each day and deliver value to our loyal customer base,” said Jenn Azar, the CEO of the employee-owned technology and services company. “We’re thrilled to have our efforts recognized alongside other exceptional businesses, and we will continue to push our own limits as we guide and support our customers in reaching their growth objectives.”
Ms. Azar added, “It is our vision to be the number one enabler of operational and business outcomes for synthetic biology and the energy transition through digital transformation, and the Inc. 5000 honor acknowledges that we are well on our way.”
The Inc. 5000 class of 2023 represents companies that have driven rapid revenue growth while navigating inflationary pressure, the rising cost of capital, and seemingly intractable hiring challenges. In all, this year’s Inc. 5000 companies have added 1,187,266 jobs to the economy over the past three years. NECI more than tripled its employee-owner headcount in the time period.
For complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, location, and other criteria, go to www.inc.com/inc5000. The top 500 companies are featured in the September issue of Inc. magazine, available on newsstands beginning Tuesday, August 23.
“Running a business has only gotten harder since the end of the pandemic,” says Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “To make the Inc. 5000—with the fast growth that requires—is truly an accomplishment. Inc. is thrilled to honor the companies that are building our future.”
NECI is an employee-owned group of business units focused on enabling safe, reliable, and competitive therapeutic and energy production through process automation and digital transformation. NECI teams employ deep industry knowledge and a broad portfolio of technology solutions and services to deliver impactful client business outcomes.
More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000
Companies on the 2023 Inc. 5000 are ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2019 to 2022. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2019. They must be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2022. (Since then, some on the list may have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2019 is $100,000; the minimum for 2022 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Growth rates used to determine company rankings were calculated to four decimal places.
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