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Inc. Magazine Unveils 36th Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies – the Inc. 5000

Posted On08/16/2017

ContributorErin Jasper

For the second year in a row, Nelson appears on the Inc. 5000 list

This week, Inc. magazine included Nelson on its 36th annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment- its independent small businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000.

With a 55% growth rate, Nelson has capitalized on its strong community ties and relationships to foster success. Out of the nearly seven million private companies driving the economy every day, only a small portion have demonstrated remarkably consistent high growth like Nelson for two years in a row. Nelson is now officially ranked amoung top up and coming companies such as SkillSurvey, Gametime, FabFitFun, InfoScout, The Fruit Guys, Mod Pizza, and more.

“The Inc. 5000 is the most persuasive evidence I know that the American Dream is still alive,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “The founders and CEOs of the Inc. 5000 tell us they think determination, risk taking, and vision were the keys to their success, and I believe them.”

This unique accomplishment is truly worth celebrating. The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring all the companies on the list will be held from October 10 through 12, 2017 at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, CA. Speakers include some of the greatest entrepreneurs of this and past generations, such as former Ford president Alan Mullaly, FUBU CEO and founder and “Shark Tank” star Daymond John, Dollar Shave Club founder Michael Dubin, researcher and #1 New York Times bestseller Brené Brown, and Gravity Payments’ founder and CEO Dan Price.

“We are positive about the exponential growth that Nelson has been experiencing in the last couple of years,” said Chairman of the Board, Craig Nelson. “We have been driven by growing our business and remaining true to our values for almost 50 years and this recognition reflects our successful journey as a family owned company that is now one of the largest independent staffing firms in the United States.”

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 here.