LINK Strategic Partners Listed in Inc. Magazine’s Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies for a Second Consecutive Year

Inc. 5000 lists DC-based firm with three-year revenue growth of over 97 percent

NEW YORK, August 12, 2020Inc. magazine today revealed that LINK Strategic Partners is on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing and most successful private companies, for a second consecutive year.

LINK Strategic Partners, a Washington, D.C.-based strategic communications and stakeholder engagement firm, posted a three-year revenue growth rate of over 97 percent. In announcing this year’s list, Inc. pointed out the economy grew 15 percent during that same three-year period, making LINK’s growth especially newsworthy. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment — its independent small businesses. Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

“Being on the Inc. 5000 list last year was an incredible honor  – a welcome validation of our firm’s social impact work and our philosophy that doing good and doing well are not mutually exclusive,” said Michael Akin, President of LINK Strategic Partners. “To be honored for the second year in a row, and to jump over 1,100 spots on this list in the process, is a testament to the incredible work of our incredible team. We are working with our community partners on some of the biggest challenges of the moment; the days are long, and the stakes couldn’t be higher. We will use this great honor as added motivation to double-down on the mission-driven work that matters.”   

Not only have the companies on the 2020 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists as well. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $209 billion in 2019, accounting for over 1 million jobs over the past three years.

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 at www.inc.com/inc5000. The Inc. 5000 will be featured in the September issue of Inc., available on newsstands August 12.

“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 come from nearly every realm of business,” says Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “From health and software to media and hospitality, the 2020 list proves that no matter the sector, incredible growth is based on the foundations of tenacity and opportunism.”

The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring the companies on the list will be held virtually from October 23 to 27, 2020, and will include some of the greatest innovators and business leaders of our generation.

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CONTACT: Sheena Pegarido, 202.559.4431, spegarido@linksp.com

About LINK Strategic Partners

LINK Strategic Partners is a strategic communications, stakeholder engagement, and social impact consulting firm proudly based in Washington, D.C. In 8 years, LINK has expanded from a small local shop to a dynamic firm with hundreds of local, regional, national, and international clients. Our world-class and diverse team of professionals ranges from 17 to 92 years of age and lead our offices in D.C., Phoenix, St. Louis, Maine, New York, and Manchester, England. LINK’s mission-driven work includes thousands of hours of pro bono work provided to community partners. 

Learn more at www.linksp.com

More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000

Methodology

The 2020 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2016 and 2019. 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, 2019. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2016 is $100,000; the minimum for 2019 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000.

About Inc. Media

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Inc. took home the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. The total monthly audience reach for the brand has been growing significantly, from 2,000,000 in 2010 to more than 20,000,000 today. For more information, visit www.inc.com.

The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates the remarkable achievements of these companies. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.

For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit http://conference.inc.com/.

Contact Info

Greater Washington Urban League Building
2901 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

Michael Akin, President
P: (202) 559-4446
E: makin@linksp.com