NEW YORK – Inc. magazine released its third-annual Inc. 5000 Regionals Midwest list, the most prestigious compilation of 144 of the fastest-growing private companies based in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. For the third straight year, FWF was honored with a two-year growth rate of 92%, ranking No.111 on the list.
“Our placement on this list shows the resilience and perseverance of our team,” says Reese Van Heck, CEO of FWF. “We have worked extremely hard to pursue excellence in everything we do, and I cannot be more proud of our people.”
With a 146% average growth rate from 2018-2020, the Midwest totaled $11.7 billion in revenue, added 19,814 jobs to the economy, and saw 59 organizations repeat their honors from 2021. As an Inc. 5000 Regional honoree, FWF shares a pedigree with notable alumni, such as Inuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Jamba Juice, Timberland, Clif Bar, Pandora, Patagonia, and Oracle.
“This year’s Inc. 5000 Regional winners represent one of the most exceptional and exciting lists of America’s off-the-charts growth companies. They’re disrupters and job creators, and all delivered an outsize impact on the economy. Remember their names and follow their lead. These are the companies you’ll be hearing about for years to come,” says Scott Omelianuk, Editor-in-Chief of Inc.
The 2022 Inc. 5000 Regionals are ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2018 and 2020. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2018. 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. The minimum revenue required for 2018 is $100,000; the minimum for 2020 is $1 million.