Companies on the 2021 Inc. 5000 Regionals: Midwest list employed more than 43,000 people.
Inc. magazine today revealed that Visionary Optics is No. 231 on its 2021 Inc. 5000 Regionals: Midwest list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Born of the annual Inc. 5000 franchise, this regional list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the Midwest economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses.
“It is an honor to be ranked as one of the 2021 Inc. 5000 Midwest fastest-growing companies,” said Donald Sanders, M.D., President & CEO of Visionary Optics. “This achievement would not have been possible without our highly motivated team members and our incredible customers. As the leader in the scleral lens industry, we are proud that our business continues to grow and provide innovative products and solutions to our customers and we are looking forward to what the future brings. Congratulations to the whole Visionary Optics team.”
The companies on this list show stunning rates of growth across all industries in the 12 Midwest states. Between 2017 and 2019, these 250 private companies had an average growth rate of 199 percent and, in 2019 alone, they employed more than 43,000 people and added more than $11 billion to the Midwest economy. Companies based in the Chicago, Detroit, and Cincinnati areas brought in the highest revenue overall.
Complete results of the Inc. 5000 Regionals: Midwest, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, metro area, and other criteria, can be found at https://www.inc.com/inc5000/regionals/midwest starting March 16, 2021.
“This list proves the power of companies in Midwest states no matter the industry,” says Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “The impressive revenues and growth rates prove the insight and diligence of CEOs and that these businesses are here to stay.”
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